Salima Abdel-Wahab is my latest discovery in the world of fashion and I wanted to share her with you today. She is not only a designer but also a true artist.
Salima Abdel Wahab, Photo by Alan Keohane
For me, her clothes are like pieces of art, the way fashion should be (but very seldom is) ! The collections embody her mixed cultural background and origins. You can feel her strong personality in the clothes, like a statement of her unique style and her inner world of imagination.
Her universe is colorful and diverse, a fantastic mixture of textures, styles and colors ! There is a feeling of bohemia and poetry in her creations, always close to nature and flowers. You leave with a sensation of strongness and of softness, both at the same time, probably a reflection of her true diversity…
Boutique Salima Abdel-Wahab : Rue Cinema Goya -Tanger- 33 Rue Majorelle : 33 Rue Yves Saint Laurent – Marrakech- Intensité Nomade : 139, Avenue Mohammed V – Marrakech- http://www.salimaabdelwahab.com/
I discovered works by the Finnish sculptor Kain Tapper (1930-2004) at the Kuntsi Museum of modern art in Vaasa this summer.
Kain combined nature and natural phenomena, old folklore and poetic modernism and he completely epitomised the Informalist style in Finnish sculpture. Finnish wood and stone were the obvious materials for Kain.
– Sculpture should be touched. By touching them, one understands the form better. In addition to rythm, form is essential to art –
His works are still as modern and up to date as when he was creating them. For me, they represent the closeness and the strong bond to the Finnish nature; the line between some sort of mysticism and pure reality.
Here you have a small selection of Kain’s art to meditate upon :