Iris is a final year student studying in BA Textiles and Fashion Design in LASALLE. Her works explore themes that reflects her cultural, feminine identity and the world around her. Her approach to textiles is playing around with a melange of prints and breaking the rules of 'traditional' ways of doing things. She believes that nothing is ever too much for this insipid world.
With interests in rethinking and reinterpreting textiles techniques,Iris Zulfa Binte Mohamad Isa hopes to change the perception of what “traditional” is and that there is a place for it in contemporary context. As fashion is part of everyday life, she also believes in educating and raising awareness on sustainability issues in hopes of changing the relationship between people and clothes.
This collection is a new perspective on Malay ‘traditions’.
Textiles technique such as heat setting and traditional batik motifs are combined to create new digital prints. Paying homage to singer-actress Saloma, the kebaya was deconstructed and 'westernised' to give a new look. This collection explores what the kebaya is, and also a response to current world situations by bringing back ethnic wear for everyday wear through hybrid garments. This is for the modern Malay woman and that there is no cookie cutter look for how they should look like.