“I’ve always been attracted to transformation,” designer Osman Yousefzada says casually. “When something breathes… you build an emotive relationship with it.”
It’s been a few months since Osman journeyed to Brazil to interact with a striking home and find inspiration for his 2018 line. The dress from the end of the video played a starring role, and it is something special to Osman. “There is just this sort of ease to the dress. You know?” says Osman. “You’re still the belle of the ball or a cool thing on the red carpet, but it’s easy. It’s confident.”
Coming off of a return trip from Paris, the London-based designer took a moment and reflected on his time with us in Brazil shooting LIVE | Fashion. “You know, it’s like not really fashion,” he clarifies. “We’re all craftsmen; I make dresses from materials and textures. I find patterns and look to mosaics. Whether it’s a home or dress, we see better versions of ourselves when we come into contact with these things.”
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When the dress is made available later this year, its production will remain special. Each dress will be a one-of-a-kind piece, with each one featuring colorful, hand-sewn beading. Osman’s original piece from the video was raffled off at the Sotheby’s International Realty® Global Networking Event last month to support New Story, a non-profit organization building homes for families in need. All of the proceeds went directly to helping build a community in Mexico.
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We all have a passion. We all have a dream. For some, it’s about adventure. For others, it’s about tranquility. Our dreams are as vast and varied as the world is wide, but they all start with inspiration and inspiration starts with our surroundings. That’s what home is – what you choose to surround yourself with. Home is where you truly LIVE.