One probably might not imagine this piece to be inspired by ancient cultures of mourning, where funerary practices of the past often involved the creation and use of statues to honour and commemorate the deceased – especially in regard to religious or royal idolatry in ancient civilizations. Inzali’s creation could be seen as a modernized interpretation of a bygone era. Her ability to combine softness with an audacity in silhouette reflects a thoughtfulness to designing that can hardly be encapsulated in a single look.
She shares with us the many hours she devoted to fabric experimentation in the 3D studios of CSM for this work: “I was struggling to develop heavy, stiff and dense material into something wearable and able to express movements.” Reflecting upon her challenging yet no less rewarding experience in the course thus far, Inzali feels that there is always room for improvement as a designer, and that no design is actually ever really ‘complete’. “But you have to stop at a certain point, or it will be over-executed and loose the spark,” she does, however, caution us.