Zain Ali

Zain Ali, founder of the label ZN ALI, holds a degree in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, with a postgraduate degree in Law. The designer left his home country, Pakistan, at the mere age of five. The conception of his label, ZN ALI, began with the keen perusal of the evolution of clothing in his own family, that led him to archiving his history. What exists today is a label that is porous and being moulded by the community that is involved with it. A means of building narratives, Zain wishes for it to grow in tandem with his vision.
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Photograph by Kalpesh Lathigra and it was taken at Maxime Fisher’s home (@beau_traps)

WP: "What is your most beloved room in your home and why?"
Zain: "My favourite room in my house is the dining room. I grew up in a seaview bed and breakfast that my family ran together in a small town in the North of England. The dining room has dark oak panelling across the walls. Since we moved in, we were told there was a dance floor buried under the carpet, so a couple years back I spent a few weekends removing the carpet to reveal the most beautiful wooden flooring beneath. But sadly no dancefloor. I took this pic after the final polish was completed with the new floor! Fish symbolise many things, including eternal life, wisdom and knowledge in our culture and so I love acquiring pieces related to that. Was so lovely to see such a beautiful collection with this symbolism. I also chose Lavinia Gallie's artwork as my fourth as I love the colours and placement."

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