Through working in glass, Begum Yildrim’s collection explores the ideas behind beauty, the body, and its relationship with objects. She takes it a step further by designing pieces that question the authority that fashion artifacts hold over the human figure. This led her to explore notions tied to plastic surgery, human-imposed notions of what’s perfect, and standard visions of beauty. Through a sculpturesque design language, and by using materials such as metal, leather, and glass, Yildrim dangerously treads the line between fashion and art.
Nada Abdul Ghaffar