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Abaya, D'Avant Garde abaya

This is a Abaya. It was designed by Mariam Bin Mahfouz and made for Haal Inc..

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as part of Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

It is dated 2016. Its medium is silk organza. It is a part of the department.

After studying architecture and graphic design, Mariam Bin Mahfouz founded Haal, which focuses on abayas with clean lines and sculptural forms. She is inspired by legendary couturiers Charles James and Cristóbal Balenciaga, whose volumes relied on clever construction, not ornamentation.

It is credited Courtesy of Haal Inc..

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

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