Maysaa Qassim Alireza
SAUDI ARABIA | 2016
SECTION OF DRESS: Ornate middle Eastern embroidery
Decorative and rich textile embroidery inspired by Saudi Bedhouin pre-wedding embroidered dresses (Ghomra). The incredible ‘Cantele Cantele’ stitching consists of pure gold and silver threads!
Maysaa Qassim Alireza, is 57 years old Saudi lady raised up in Egypt, Cairo. Background of study in Faculty of Medicine Kasr Al-Ainy Cairo University. Worked as a Plastic Surgeon for 3 years then stopped the medical field after having third baby. The reason for that, I was committed to my children and family more than work. As a working woman; I wanted to do an easy-going skirts for working ladies, and this is how tailoring introduced to my life. Using my basement in the house, for me to be both close to my work and my children. Ever since, I am committed to tailoring, designing, and embroidery.
A close family relative introduced me to the red dress that will be in a showroom in the UK. Throughout the idea; my experience in women clothing in Saudi Arabia, encouraged me to introduce the dress to the world. The dress is inspired by the Saudi Bedouin dresses embroidered that are usually dressed as pre-wedding dresses called (Ghomra). As an example, that will be shown to the world through a British point of view, I designed the red dress as a resemblance to traditional lady wears in Saudi Arabia with its rich textiles.
Maysaa now has her own boutique: Almaysaa
To contact Maysaa for commissions, please see her Instagram page: www.instagram.com/maysaalireza