SOAS University of London

Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London

Symposium on Moroccan textiles with Moroccan designers

Fashion Designer: Salma Abdel-Wahab
Various Speakers

Date: 3 December 2011Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 3 December 2011Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: UCL Room: Jeremy Bentham Room

Type of Event: Symposium

The symposium will explore Moroccan textiles in their historical and social context; contemporary Moroccan textile designers and artists will present their work and creations.

Designers include: Izza Genini, Isabelle Riagoff, Habiba Aoudia, Frieda Sorber, Myriem Naji, Angela Jansen, Hasan Kabil, Soumiya Jalal Mikou, Soukaina Aziz El Idriss, Salima Abdel-Wahab and Noureddine Amir.

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09.30-10.00Registration & coffee
10.00-10.45Izza Genini - film: “For eyes’ delight”.
10.45-11.15Isabelle Riaboff - Retying the threads of Fez’s hand-loomed figured weaves
11.15-11.45Habiba Aoudia - Fez belt: Between continuity and rupture
11.45-12.15Frieda Sorber - The Akhnif cloak
12.15-12.30Lisa Bernasek - Moroccan Garments in the Peabody Museum, Harvard
13.30-14.15Myriem Naji - Domesticating the international market
14.15-14.45Jenny Paul-Balfour - Indigo: Magical blue of the Maghreb
14.45-15.20Angela Jansen - Three generations of Moroccan fashion designers

Tea, Followed by Presentation of their work by designers and discussion: Soukaina Aziz El Idriss, Soumiya Jalal Mikou, Salima Abdel Wahab & Noureddine Amir