Mina Tahir an Egyptian/American designer, creative director, and photographer 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. Mintallah is fascinated by various cultures and the way that we interact/view them, respectively. Mintallah’s research and inspiration is inevitably always lead by her upbringing, her history, and the cultures in which she grew up in. 

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 which throughout her four years she received the BFA scholarship, Dean’s BFA Scholarship, and the BFA supplement award. During her time at Parsons, Mintallah was awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship by the U.S. Department of State in order to study in Seoul exploring the history and culture of dress of South Korea. 

Mina’s thesis collection Youth revolves around MENA region youth subcultures that references traditional dress & crafts, as well as, skate and hip-hop culture in the Western hemisphere by re-contextualizing dress culture & incorporating digital technologies, traditional crafts, alongside the use of graffiti to reference the importance of digital technologies in allowing youth culture in the MENA region to flourish and different ways in which we voice our opinions in a way that seamlessly brings together East & West. 


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 as one of the presenting designers for AW19 Panel / 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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