“Unclothed on the Catwalk” – Read my piece about bra-less models on the runway in the winter issue of McClung’s Magazine!

After the past few seasons of fashion weeks, I couldn’t help but notice the increase in the lack of lingerie worn by models on the runways, and the rise in designers who clothe their girls in sheer fabrics, with their … Continue reading

Mia Jafari’s “Midnight Mojito” Bra Design Revealed in Bras For a Cause Middle East Competition

This competition, pioneered by One Wig Stand and Fustany.com, aims to fill the region’s existing fashion hole, as many women in the Middle East who have been affected by breast cancer are unable to find comfortable, affordable and fashionable bras to wear that will accommodate prostheses.

The submission deadline for the cause is now closed, and voting officially begins today! London-based designer Mia Jafari took part in the competition, and her stunning designs are featured in the “Designer Piece Category.” Her design(s) will be auctioned off at exclusive fashion shows in Dubai and Beirut, and if she wins, one of them could be sold in stores across the Middle East in October 2011! Take a look at this gorgeous Mia Jafari bra design:

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The bra incorporates a digital print featuring gold gem-encrusted owls with what appear to be green skull-embellished chandeliers on silk satin, with lace detailing on the straps and hem, and a gem sewed on the  center of the piece. Inspiration for the design was taken from her popular “Midnight Mojito” scarf and dress. Here are some images of the scarf:

scarf40011 scarf40012 scarf40013 scarf40014Mia Jafari is a Central St Martins and Goldsmiths graduate, who debuted her “‘Ladybirds ♥  Strawberry Cosmos” collection in 2010. Her bold and vibrant digital prints feature Louboutins, lipsticks, skulls, spiders, gems and more, combining some of the trendiest icons in fashion together in one piece. Her ground-breaking collection is a stylish mix of East and West, and her artistic prints cater to women who indulge in unique and creative high-fashion.

Click here to view a post about Mia Jafari’s “Berrypolitan” scarf, which was previously featured as a “Currently I’m Craving” accessory.

Click here to see more of Mia Jafari’s work online.

Click here to read about the Bras For a Cause Middle East project.

Click here to view more designs submitted by participants from the Middle East and beyond!

International designers confirm participation in “Bras for a Cause Middle East” competition

The Bras for a Cause competition, pioneered by One Wig Stand and Fustany.com, launched earlier this month. The project aims to fill the region’s existing fashion hole, as many women in the Middle East who have been affected by breast cancer are unable to find comfortable, affordable and fashionable bras to wear that will accommodate prostheses.

Organizers invite artists, students, graphic designers, illustrators, bloggers, breast cancer survivors and influential Middle Eastern figures to participate in the design competition. One of the entry categories is “The ‘Designer Piece’ Bra Design Category,” in which established fashion designers in the region may submit sketches. (Read about the other categories here)

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Take a look at some of the names of the well-known designers who have agreed to take part in the Bras for a Cause campaign. Click on the images to browse through their websites and designs: Continue reading