Rasha El Abbas Ready-to-Wear Fall-winter 2010-2011 Photos: Karen & Josette Starch Foundation

[ Collection One ] is inspired by a coupled study of contemporary architecture and fabric. Its forms dwell on structural rhythms and its surfaces tell a tale of prints imprinted with a bold graphic sense.

A build-up of graphic shapes hand-printed in tones on tones across lengths of jerseys, felts and silks leading to a discovery of new whites, blacks, blues, beiges and visual and textural contrasts.

A repetition of pleats resonate the structure of the garments proposing rhythms of drapes and volumes while in some instances clashing with frequencies of patterns.