With a Sudanese father and English mother, Taisir Gibreel spent her childhood in Sudan before coming to the UK at the age of 17. She later moved to Scotland to pursue a degree in textile design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design; graduating to specialise in print and weave. Shortly after graduating Taisir embarked on her mission to embrace the bold and abstract. Her work reflects her background, an eclectic cultural fusion, set against the colours, shapes and textures of the Scottish Highlands.
Celebrating colour, culture and diversity is the Taisir Gibreel brand philosophy. The collections are tailored to all aspects of everyday life, bringing the unique and striking to the individual. Taisir’s sense of colour and pattern and her fearless approach to design lead to highly distinctive and elaborate combinations of colour and print; creating bold and abstract designs. A keen interest in current affairs lends her work a compelling narrative which is the corner stone of her designs.
Taisir’s collections are based on original hand drawings of rural and urban Scottish landscapes. Showcasing her Sudanese and British roots and drawing inspiration from the colours and shapes of the Scottish Highlands, Taisir Gibreel creates beautiful pure silk, and wool, scarves of bewitching and bold abstract design and intense colour; stunning, luxurious silk shift dresses have just been introduced to her expanding collection.
Taisir Gibreel currently supplies her range of fashion accessories to several independent stockists throughout the UK, including the House of Bruar in Scotland; Johnstons of Elgin: Award winning Covet in Edinburgh; Wolf and Badger; and several department stores in Japan; galleries and independent retailers in the USA, and Germany.
Today, Taisir Gibreel is one of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming textile designers. Her collections offer a fearless approach to design with distinctive and interesting combinations of colour and print, showcasing her diverse cultural upbringing; bold colours and abstract patterns epitomise her work.
“Come with me on my never-ending journey of discovery as new influences inspire my designs; at time unpredictable, but always exciting and compelling”
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