HAREM SS21 London Fashion Week

The Harem SS21 Core range is minimal and un-dyed, made sustainably from organic fabrics upcycled from previous collections. The Square range, inspired by traditional Turkish henna techniques, is dip-dyed by hand, allowing for natural variations and gradients of bright colors.

This signifies a departure for the brand that is reflected in the use of henna in Turkish culture: A mother applies henna to her daughter’s hands when she is married and leaves home, or to a boy’s little finger when he leaves for the army. And lastly, henna is used to adorn sheep that will be sacrificed in Anatolian custom. A moment of no return. An uncertain fate that can only be faced with courage.