Designers at Symphony
Sudanese designer Omer Asim studied architecture at The Bartlett followed by a postgraduate at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He experimented with the United Nations Development Program before deciding to train as a psychoanalyst. During his psychoanalytic training he became fascinated with ‘clothing and appearance’ in relation to mind and body – the mind lives within the body, and the body lives within the cloth. Omer learnt the craft through a number of internships starting with Maurice Sedwell of Savile Row and ending at Vivienne Westwood. His first paid assignment in the industry was a freelance with the wardrobe team of the Harry Potter saga. In September 2009 Omer presented an installation at London Fashion Week to mark the launch of his label. His work accents pattern cutting to un-design a solid silent aesthetic, he describes it as a regressive future. Omer occupies the confines of garment assembly and pattern cutting to achieve a sense of deflected luxury. He re-visits the same principles from a fresh perspective to re-new the same promise.