When building her graduate collection during the final year of her textile design course at London’s Central Saint Martin’s, Moon Hussain decided to venture somewhat off-piste when it came to materials. Naming the portfolio ‘Prologue: Unknown’, she based it on ‘post-modern architecture, concealment, and the desolate tone of Berlin’ and experimented with unusual fabrics and objects including concrete, which she felt ‘added a tactile and bespoke touch to my products’.
Cutting her post-degree teeth working across multiple mediums on projects for Alexander McQueen, Celiné, Liberty of London, Diane Von Furstenberg and Tom Ford – from traditional textiles and material exploration to graphic design – Moon is now preparing to launch her own accessories company specialising in leather bags (dotted with concrete studs, we presume).
It’s early days, but to sneak a peek at Fake Youth, her online image library of prototypes, textiles, abstract colour studies, captivating motion graphics, travel photography and doodles is to understand the exciting direction in which this talented young designer is heading; one where soft pastel colours and bright chaotic shapes are juxtaposed with the more stern rigidity of monochrome grid structures and ordered geometric patterns: jubilant mayhem attempting to break free from fixed order.
We can’t wait to see what she does next.
N.B: To see more of Moon’s arresting photographs, visit her Instagram page.