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Dress And Neck Piece, Utopia Autumn/Winter Collection 2017

This is a Dress and neck piece. It was designed by Rebecca Alathoor and manufactured by Della Reed and made for Rebecca Alathoor.

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 Utopia Autumn/Winter Collection 2017. Its medium is digitally printed silk-bonded neoprene, synthetic net, plastic sequins, pvc, acrylic.

For Rebecca Alathoor, pushing the boundaries of fashion design means using new technologies and unconventional materials, but also confronting social issues. As Alathoor expressed, “I thought it was significant to show that . . . a modest style of dress can still be fashion forward, conceptual, futuristic, but appropriate for all cultures to wear.”

It is credited Courtesy of Rebecca Alathoor.

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