My Mum and I have many things in common and one of them is our interest in fashion. Although I didn't study Fashion Design like my mother did, I've always had a penchant for beautiful things, which included clothes and accessories, of course. Although I don't claim to be a stylish person I do enjoy putting together ensembles and experimenting with colours, prints and designs. It's like second nature to me.
While clearing out our wardrobes, Mum and I found a dress she bought when she was a fashion student in London. I tried it on and she couldn't stop grinning. I suppose she finds it amusing that her daughter is wearing something she used to wear in her twenties.
"I'm keeping this!" I said excitedly to my mother. She continued smiling and so did I. This dress is so much more than a piece of clothing to me. It's like gaining an insight into who she was when she was my age. Her personality. Her taste. Her aura. The moment I wore this vibrantly coloured dress on I felt uplifted and confident. Perhaps that's how she felt whenever she wore it.
There's a certain flow and bounce to the garment which I quite like. The dress reflects the Silk Road in a way because it was made in England with an Asian Pacific fabric design and a cutting that reminds me of Afghan traditional dresses. I adore them, by the way. If you haven't seen one, you need to check them out. Like, right now. Go, go, go.