JUX is a presentation of juxtaposed concepts. One of the inspirations behind the collection is Frida Kahlo. Being confined in terrible casts most of her life, she painted them, transformed them, turned them into something beautiful, expressive; she turned them into art.The infinite beauty in destruction is portrayed through up-cycling pieces such as vintage blazer jackets. Tala juxtaposed masculine neck ties as straps against delicate chiffon’s and used complimentary colours. She painted and embroidered feminist poems by Syrian poets on the garments. A few pieces have the words “أنت العالم” in Arabic which translates to “you are the world” and women have the power to achieve anything they want in this world.
Tala Nehlawi is a Toronto based fashion designer of Syrian origins. From an early age, She had a great interest in art and it developed into a concentration in fashion. Combinations of contrasting elements define her style; soft yet structural, minimal yet conceptual. Her designs are immensely inspired by her travels and specifically architecture, it translates through structure and interesting silhouettes.She showcased her début collection “Damas” at Fashion Art Toronto |FAT| 2017. In a post-verbal world, Tala uses fashion as a form of communication to spread messages and tell stories to the world.