The (h)yoomen bädē

Diala Dabbous and Rena Baydoun
Fashion Design (School of Graduate Studies)

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The (h)yoomen bädē
Contributor Names
Dabbous, Diala (Creator, Designer)
Cohen, Marley (Stylist)
Martinez, Xavier (Photographer)
Richa, Rudy (Model)
Marsz, Ellen (Cinematographer)
Tatianna, Gina (Assistant photographer)
Hoyt (Video production)
el-Khoury, Dimitry (Music)
el Alam, Mimi (Assistant designer)
Baydoun, Rena (Make-up Artist, Assistant Model)
Kalash, Karl (On-Set Manager)
2022 Fashion Design MFA graduate thesis collection created by Diala Dabbous. Presented on June 8, 2022 at 'Unbound: Fashion Design MFA Showcase.'
M.F.A. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York 2022.
Department: Fashion Design.
Artist's Statement
The body, the physical structure that forms a human being, the structure that the fashion designer in me admires. The body is my inspiration, from the inside to the outside. It should be considered along with its movement, its imperfections and its existence. As a focus of my practice, I contemplate the body. I went on a journey of investigating the human form, looking at different ways of perception and coming up with my own. I studied classic anatomy, the dissection of a body and its kinetics. I admire the fit of clothes on a certain figure. I've always questioned how clothes can comfortably sit on the body, move with it and garnish it, giving it its utmost capabilities and enhancing them without necessarily restricting the physique.
Texas-born with Lebanese origins, Diala Dabbous spent her childhood and teenage years traveling back and forth between America & Lebanon. Throughout her graduate studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Diala developed an experimental attitude toward design focusing on the human form and what it means to her. Dabbous constantly seeks to discover new methods and techniques – pushing their typical limits to create a holistic design identity. Although her work has revolved mostly around menswear, she keeps an open mind and enthusiasm to address new challenges.
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Designer's website
Photo gallery
Unbound: Fashion Design MFA Showcase


Dabbous, D. (2022). The (h)yoomen bädē [Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York]. FIT Institutional Repository.
Dabbous, Diala. The (h)yoomen Bädē. 2022. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, Master's thesis. FIT Digital Repository,
Dabbous, Diala. "The (h)yoomen Bädē." Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, 2022.