Dylan Mekhi x EMBLM
Dylan Mekhi is a graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and has worked on the design teams of Telfar, The Row, and Helmut Lang. The artist statement for his graduate collection titled "An Ode to Memory" is below:
an introspective, autoethnographic vessel – used to dissect, deconstruct/reconstruct, and celebrate the Queer, Black Afro-Caribbean/ Black American experience.
Combining both cultures and experiences to create one solid image.
Out of many, come one people, one family.
Ultimately a self-portrait.
Designed as a multi-functional piece to be worn anytime, in any way by anyone, "X" was designed and fabricated in equal parts by Mekhi and EMBLM.
Mekhi has chosen The Audre Lorde Project, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area, as the organization to which a portion of profits from all "X" pieces sold will be donated.