Mina Tahir is an Egyptian/American fashion designer whose design sensibility seamlessly blends her heritage, artwork, and textiles with the past, present, and future.

Born in Cairo, raised in Florida, and educated in New York, Paris, and Seoul - Mina is fascinated by various cultures and the way that we interact/view them, respectively. Mina’s research and inspiration are inevitably always lead by her upbringing, history, and the cultures in which she is surrounded by.

Mina creates in order to put art into the world that is not only captivating, but makes the viewer/wearer think, question, and engage.

She recently completed a BFA in Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design in NYC and was awarded the CFDA Future Fashion Graduate (showcased at NYFW Mens July 2018), as well as, the CFDA+ Award for her thesis collection “Youth” which explores the relationship between Eastern and Western subcultures through the use of technological advances via the re-contextualization of traditional crafts and dress.

Inquiries

minantahir@gmail.com


 

Education

 

Parsons School of Design / New York, USA

BFA Fashion Design (August 2014 - May 2018)

 

Parsons Paris / Paris, France

BFA Fashion Design & Art History (January 2017 - May 2017)

 

Hanyang University / Seoul, South Korea

Korean Language & Culture (July 2017 - August 2017)

 


Honors & Awards


Fashion Scout Ones to Watch / London, UK

Shortlisted for AW19 / 2018

CFDA+ Graduate / New York, NY

CFDA+ Graduate / 2018 - 2019

CFDA Future Fashion Graduate / New York, NY

Future Fashion Graduate / 2018 - 2019

 

Copenhagen Fashion Summit / Copenhagen, Denmark

Sustainable Fashion Agent / 2018 - 2019

Parsons School of Design / New York, NY

BFA Scholarship / 2014 - 2018

Parsons Dean's BFA Scholarship / 2014 - 2018

Parsons BFA Supplement Award / 2017 - 2018

 

Hanyang University / Seoul, South Korea

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship / 2017

Shows

CFDA Future Fashion Graduates Showcase / New York, NY (July 9 - 11 2018)

Parsons School of Fashion Graduate Exhibition / New York, NY (May 2018)


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