Creative Design: Graduate

What you wear is what I wear, Your culture is my culture

  • Rawabi Alharbi
  • Evon Angelina
  • Elham Maqsood (King AbdulAziz University)


This design artistically combines the rich cultures of Scotland and Saudi Arabia. The creation of this garment began from realizing the impact of a piece of clothing that can have on the unification of traditions and the revival of great heritages. Unique up-cycling and sustainable design practices have been implemented by reusing fabric wastes. A rock was used as a sustainable alternative to polyester buttons. This can provide a new direction to design leaders in-the-making. Inspired by the beauty of the nature that surrounds us, the colors used in the garment are drawn from it. This design is a prime example of unifying two distinct yet beautiful traditional clothing of different countries by simply preserving the past. It creates a door to re-introducing the past to the future by adjusting it to our new contemporary world and making it an ideal sustainable, culturally rich piece for future generations to carry.

Keywords: Traditional costumes, Cultural Fusion, Sustainability, Fashion Design

How to Cite:

Alharbi, R., Angelina, E. & Maqsood, E., (2024) “What you wear is what I wear, Your culture is my culture”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 80(1). doi:



Published on
21 Jan 2024
Peer Reviewed