Yusra’s work is driven by her passion for storytelling through colour. Her observations, compositions and textile developments are inspired by her cultural heritage and visits to Pakistan, and from a breadth of sources in museum collections, vintage textiles and calligraphy. Yusra refers to her work as ‘curating with colour’, and the judges were struck by her highly personal sketchbooks.
Her playful, painterly collections on paper and cloth resonated with colour, and demonstrated her acute sense of collage, proportion and placement. Yusra is translating her vibrant body of visual research into a tactile collection of material investigation, using dyed cloth, screen printed image, and stitched embellishment to convey a rich textile narrative.