Lebanese illustrator Nourie Flayhan has created a series of drawings to celebrate women for Eid Al Fitr.
Teaming up with US label Carolina Herrera, the illustrator has created three images that speak of the spirit of the festival, while shining a spotlight on the bonds of female friendship and family.
To compliment her colourful, female-centric style, Flayhan used elements from traditional Islamic architecture to set the tone. A keyhole arch and a border of patterned mashrabiya frame the images, which have a night sky and crescent moon as a background. With Eid Al Fitr very much about family and loved ones, Flayhan has also added women to each image.
Two of the drawings feature a pair of friends or sisters leaning into each other, while the third image has women's hands, clutching colourful lanterns.
Woven into this are snippets from the Carolina Herrera universe. The hands clasp the distinctive Art Deco-inspired packaging of a Herrera Beauty compact and lipstick, while in another work, the long tassels of the lipstick are worn as an earring and even a necklace.
In the last image, an Insignia Initials Herrera shoulder bag is worn, spilling out of the frame and on to the border. Even the bold floral patterning of the spring/summer 2021 collection crops up, with the women wearing dresses and shaylas, with the colours changed from magenta on emerald to white on blue, and pink on pink.
In a final touch, the illustrations are framed with delicate jasmine flowers, as a nod to the inspiration behind much of Carolina Herrara's designs.
Flayhan, who after initially studying textiles switched to drawing, has a distinctive style. She often uses figures with many eyes and always fills her pieces with patterning of some sort.
The artist is much in demand. In another recent project she collaborated with Spanish label Loewe, while in March, she created a tote bag for the online fashion brand ShopBop.
In 2020, Flayhan was asked by Gucci to create images around its new Gucci Beauty range, her second collaboration with the house. She has also teamed up with Selfridges and Yoox.