Sander Reijgers, the designer whose very unusual use of Blow-up sex dolls as jackets and hoodies, has just released a brand new project.
His 'Cultural contrast of symbolism' is a series of Nike jackets whose designs combine the West with the East, and politics with religion.
above: Yasser Arafat wearing a Palestinian keffiyeh and above right: model/photographer Diego Lema wears the scarf, more commonly called a shemagh (image courtesy of Diego Lema /quemas™)
By combining the westernized sportswear with the Arab keffiyeh or shemagh (whose distinctive woven check pattern originated as an ancient Mesopotamian representation of either fishing nets or ears of grain and now is a controversial symbol of Palestinian solidarity), he has created a garb symbolic of the joining of two disparate cultures, politically and religiously.
See more of Sander's work here.
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