We met with the designer, artist, and friend of Youswim Nadine Mosallam soon after she arrived back in London having spent lockdown in Canada. We spoke about this crazy year, her heritage, her work, and her recent collaboration with Youswim.
Tell us about yourself and what you do
My name is Nadine Mosallam, I am a womenswear designer, artist and sculptor currently based in London. I am Egyptian of origin but have a multicultural heritage because I was born in Kuwait in the Middle East, then moved to Dubai when I was seven years old, where I lived for ten years until I was seventeen before moving to Canada. Heritage-wise I’m Egyptian - a proud one! Very very proud. It’s influenced a lot of my work especially recently. I try to bring my Egyptian heritage into my work on a regular basis as a form of education and as an exploration of the nuanced identity of the Muslim woman.