The brainchild of British-Palestinian designer, Fadi Kazem Sarandah, Altar emulates its namesake to be a place of worship and a moment of pause. The fluid designs nod to exotic lands afar - African savannahs, Pacific isles, Arctic tundra - and savour moments in time - pulsating Miami of the 90s, 70s Marrakesh, 80s London, 60s Egyptian silver screen and optimism of the 50s. An assemblage, where nostalgia meets modernity; where fabrics and silhouettes of a bygone era appear alongside contemporary digitised prints, perfectly intertwined with modern techniques This juxtaposition of traditional and forward-thinking, luxurious and understated, robust and graceful is ‘modernity in itself’. The Altar spirit is charismatic, radiant and values freedom above all else. A fashion-fluent maverick who dresses effortlessly.
“Developing healthy empathy and respectful regard for the ‘other’ is inherent to my work. The ‘other’ can be another time, culture, opinion, species or landscape.” Fadi explains. Seeing Nature as a perfect manifestation of Beauty and Creation and trying to emulate this perfection is central to Altar's philosophy.