This project is an Avant-garde fashion design project inspired by a 20th century Egyptian surrealist poet, Joyce Mansour. Upon looking back at female poets through the historical timeline of the 19th and 20th century it was noticeable that many of them were overlooked. Thus, this project is a tribute to the work of one notable Egyptian poet that had a great mark on surreal poetry in France, yet was overlooked here in Egypt. The fashion pieces and patterns are an inspiration of her first book of poetry “Screams”. Showing that a feeling can be expressed through any form of art.
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Amer, Merhan, "Screams" (2019). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 164.
This record describes an artistic or creative work which was prepared as part of a course of study at the American University of Cairo. The creators retain all rights to the original artistic or creative works described herein.
This project is part of “ Holy Shift- Fifth Graduating Class of Graphic Design Students-The American University in Cairo – Class Fall 2019” catalog. "Holy Shift" is the title of the Fifth Senior Students Exhibition. It included 30 graduation projects that are broadly divided into four themes: Designing for Cultural and Social Impact Projects presented under this category offer creative tools to critically address social problems. The second theme is; Reimagining Cultural Heritage. The third theme is Designing Future Experiences, and the forth theme “Designing for Education” Graduating Committee: Adly Tomah (CEO, Gemini Enterprises Africa) Ahmad Hefnawy (Founder, Cairopolitan) Ahmad Saqfalhait (Associate Professor of Practice in Design, AUC) Ahmed AlLaithy (Technology Transfer Director, AUC) Bahia Shehab ( Professor of Practice in Design, AUC) Bassem Yousri (Visual Artist, Graphic Design Adjunct Faculty, AUC) Hani Mahfouz (Founder, Hani Mahfouz Design) Hicham Rahmeh (Lead Illustrator at The Brand Company and Co-founder at TokTok) Ibrahim Islam (Creative Head, JWT) Jochen Braun (Associate Professor of Practice in Design, AUC) May Ramy (Director, Academic Initiatives and Mentorship Services, AUC) Nelly El Sharkawy (Creative Director Cairopolitan) Sally-Ann Skerrett (Head of Graphic Design Department, GUC) Sarah Salmawy (Graphic Design Adjunct Faculty, AUC) Sawsan Morad (Editor in Chief, El-Beit Magazine) Tarek Naga (Architect, Adjunct Faculty, AUC) Thomas Wolsey (Assistant Professor, DICE, AUC) Yasmine El Dorghamy (Editor in chief, Rawi Magazine) Yasmine Moataz (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, AUC)