Summer Solstice: What are we fighting for? Performative fashion show by Kazna Asker

a poster for "What are we fighting for?" showing models posing on rugs

The Space, Drop in - Free.

Includes free chai supplied by Blend, free henna art supplied by Shaz Mehndi.

This performative fashion show features Kazna Asker’s most recent collection titled ‘What are we fighting for?’ The collection consists of a range of menswear and womenswear looks combining the use of technical sportswear with traditional middle-eastern fabrics and silhouettes. Similarly to exhibiting artist Hamid Zènati’s work, Kazna’s work centres around her community, exploring the generational perspectives on heritage, culture and storytelling.

Recreating Kazna’s latest London Fashion week presentation, the event is an opportunity for people to come together and create a safe space to have conversations, learn and stand for something greater. From a live catwalk, to an open fashion presentation featuring tea and henna inspired by the exhibition, the interactive experience celebrates Hamid Zénati’s community and family values as we continue to explore the human element he would always reference within his work.

For a look at Kazna's work, here is a short film ‘Fight for me, Sheffield’ - focusing on the importance of education, local businesses and young people in the city of Sheffield:


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This event will take place in The Space.

If you have any questions around access or have specific access requirements we can accommodate, please get in touch with us by emailing or phoning 0115 948 9750.

Kazna Asker is a fashion designer who has created a brand encompassing the values associated with community, activism and charity.

Kazna won the Debut Talent prize at Fashion Trust Arabia, representing her home country Yemen. She is currently part of BFC NEWGEN and has presented during London Fashion Week for two seasons. Her work combines traditional Middle - Eastern fabrics with nylon tracksuits and outerwear. All designed and hand-sewn by herself creating one of one pieces.

Asker graduated from Central Saint Martin’s becoming the first designer to showcase a Hijabi collection at the CSM’s MA Fashion Show 22'. She was also featured in Kurt Geiger’s People Empowerment Campaign to represent Kindness in which her designs were featured on billboards across Dubai.

Alongside her political activism through fashion, Kazna has contributed to community projects in her hometown of Sheffield, UK - including the fight for POC teachers at the Sheffield Town Hall. She has experience in volunteering with refugees in the Netherlands, working with rural communities in Nepal and co-organised community fundraisers for Yemen and Palestine, raising over £20,000 for charity.

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