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natasha vora

Growing up in Dubai and studying fashion design at Parsons School of Design in New York, has left recent graduate Natasha Vora , with a fascination of people, culture and places. Having been surrounded by different people her entire life, she often draws from the traditions and art of others to form the foundation of her collections. For her Senior Thesis collection, Natasha chose to look at her own heritage and go back to her family roots in the city of Jodhpur in India. Her love of print and texture comes through in a print created from photographs of Jodhpur's blue houses, and the trapunto quilted strips that wrap around the body to emulate wrinkles created in the wrapped fabric of turbans

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and saris. The theme of wrapping is explored in the collection as Natasha was initially drawn to the idea of creating clothes and body coverings by wrapping rectangles of fabric around the body with minimal construction. With Indian clothing, it really takes a body to appreciate their true beauty, and in a similar vein with many of the pieces, the clothes come alive with the body. As a designer, Natasha strives to combines aspects of non-traditional drapery and construction with western sportswear, whilst finding a balance between costumey and conventional.