US celebrates 50 years of diplomatic relations with Qatar.
Commemorating the 50th anniversaryth Anniversary of US-Qatar diplomatic relations, M7 presents Beyond Borders: Textile Legacy A pop-up exhibition designed by Lauren Michel Morel.
Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State, the exhibition raises awareness of the environmental impact of fast fashion and honors sustainable Qatari Bedouin and Native American textile traditions through cross-cultural clothing. is intended to represent
The pop-up exhibition, located in the QC Hub on the ground floor, M7, is open to visitors until August 30, 2022.
Rooted in both Qatari and Indigenous cultures, Beyond Borders: Textile Legacy It showcases innovative approaches to maintaining traditional and sustainable practices, highlighting Qatari sadu weaving and Native American patterns.
In contrast to modern fashion production, the garments embody traditional, eco-friendly textiles and promote a legacy of zero-waste processes.
Lauren and her weaving collaborator Sarah Hannibal take viewers through the traditions of Qatar and the Americas to think about the sustainable sourcing and application of textiles and fabrics. In addition to the clothing, the exhibition features a short documentary tracing sadhu traditions, shot in collaboration with Heenat Salma Farm and Caravane Earth.
The exhibition focuses on heritage conservation, sustainability and diversity, harmoniously realizing the spirit of culture.
As an impression of the exhibition, Chargé d’affaires Evienia Sidereas, The US Embassy in Doha said: it’s a must. Creatives have a huge role to play in addressing the climate challenges facing our environment and communities today and finding solutions for a more sustainable future.
The exhibition highlights the importance of achieving green practices in all areas, including fashion. The United States remains committed to supporting programs that reduce carbon emissions, improve wastewater production practices, and promote the mutual value of self-expression and cultural preservation. ”
Fashion designer Lauren Morrell said: The exhibition brings together elements through innovative statement garments made from natural resources and consumer waste. She is especially honored to have the support of individuals and organizations promoting heritage preservation and sustainable fashion, from the US Embassy in Qatar and M7. ”
Lauren Michelle Morell is a contemporary fashion designer whose work goes hand in hand with redefining tradition. S.
He is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Qatar. She founded her own fashion brand Her Lorenaa Michelle in 2019. The brand infuses Middle Eastern culture with a hipster pop of urban Latin fusion. She grew up all over the world and was enriched by many cultures.
As a result, her artwork and designs are inspired by contemporary ‘nomadic’ upbringings.
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