This gown is a part of the ongoing XX collection that is inspired by, and dedicated to women’s issues around the world. My goal is to raise awareness about the gender-based violations of human rights and to unite fashion and politics in a way that speaks to a broad audience. Art, technology, anatomy, and design are combined to create an interactive gown that will engage and challenge audiences, while shining a light on the scope of public awareness.
Padina Bondar is a multidisciplinary designer based in Toronto, with a fashion degree from Ryerson University. The majority of her work is a representation of social and ethical issues presented through couture style gowns while also engaging her Iranian, cultural roots in both the designs and statements of her pieces. She strives to push boundaries, make the familiar strange, and illuminate and elevate marginalized narratives.