Dr Reem El Mutwalli, Founder of The Zay Initative and Omar Sartawi, Food Artist and Molecular Gastronomist discuss Symbiotic Edible Fashion
Omar Sartawi is an internationally acclaimed food artist/chef with products and projects around the world. Through deconstructing textures, tastes and appearances, and transforming them into avant- garde creations, Omar gives new meaning to food art. He first rose to fame with his first creation Jameed Chocolate, and then went on to create many projects intertwining food and art including the replica of Ayn Ghazal made of Jameed Concrete, and his Aubergine Leather made of aubergine skins.
Omar created a new material similar to real leather made out of aubergine skins and orange peels skins and am working on many collaborations with different international designers to create fashion, furniture and fine jewel-lery items. These collaborations include: • Breathable aubergine leather masks • Luxurious aubergine bags • Furniture design using aubergine leath-er, for example the Aladdin • Luxurious bags using orange peel leather• High end luxury table DUCK A L’ORANGE