Fashion brand NAMACHEKO presented the Spring Summer 2023 Menswear Collection, with a fashion show held on the last day of the Paris Fashion Week. For this season design duo Dilan and Lezar Lurr introduced Tabula Rasa collection inspired by beautiful women, stories about them, specifically stories of women outside West. This season’s designs are reaching for the future, the horizon seen by women, in these garments’ elongated lines and their diagonal tailoring.
In many ways this really feels like my debut show, like a tabula rasa. And my tabula rasa is the Middle East. It’s Kurdistan and Iraq, where I am from. I look at Kurdish women in the mountains, and I look at Arabic women in Basra, the farmers. I look to Iran. Lurr, my last name, comes from the area Lorestan in Iran. My family is originally from there. – Dilan Lurr, Namacheko’s designer and Creative Director
It could be said that Namacheko has always been reaching, not with aspiration or greed, but as one does toward worlds and people one loves, through smells, memories, and things that must be held, things that must be exhumed before a rebirth in anticipation of that archetypal tabula rasa. One might be falling in love: with someone who lives very far away, or one might have fallen in love with someone taken away forever by time. All that might remain are clothes. They are ersatz gravestones, fabulous markers of sentimentality. They are carriers of scents and feelings across expanses of land, as in the beloved shirt in Brokeback Mountain, which is abundant in colonialism and queerness alike. – from Namacheko