Fashion department
Royal Academy of Fine Arts
AP Hogeschool Antwerpen
Master of Arts

Ehssan Morshed Sefat — JUNGLE EXXXOTICA

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↑ MICHAEL SMITS photography Yana Bovenistier model
Green cannabis dress


Watch out for the blast of colours , skins and prints that is Ehssan's collection inspired by fierce women like Jane from Tarzan and the Korean beach volley player Zhan Xi. His jungle ladies are dressed in woven towels, patched leather and printed lycra and wear chunky bamboo sandals. Brazilian colours, cannabis leaves, Asian softdrink signs and all kinds of exotica are blended into this optimistic and energetic collection.
Many different hides and animal skins are patched onto vests and trousers, whereby Matisse's abstract forms were a point of departure for the shapes and the (ir)regularity. After a while, Ehssan followed a more spontaneous and personal approach creating more fluid and irregular shapes. Bamboo rings are used as gatherings for the draping of the fabrics and bamboo necklaces are but one of the accessories , next to tortoise sunglasses and towel headpieces. Enjoy the global energy of this JUNGLE EXXXOTICA.

Thank you

I would like to thank my mother Zahra Bahmanpour, Masoomeh & Per Antonsson, Ebrahim Morshed Sefat, Clara Siwertz, Ashi Naser, Payam Askari, Sabine Marcelis, Miya Kondo, You Wie Ng, Wali Barrech, Laura Welker, Valeria Farina, Julie Lykke, Michael Smits, Roman Hiele, Lee Wei Swee, Yana Bovenistier, Jezabelle Cormio, Felix Boehm, Jack Davey, Pierre Renaux, Matilda Venczel, Pauline Gaeremynck, Bruno Van Treeck, Erna Vandekerckhove, Elke Hoste, I would also like to thank my sponsors Yves Mortier @ messiaen, Laura @ La Tissoteque, Stef Miero @ Tilburg Textiel Lab