BARE's winter break adventures :: Zara Khan

I was in Meheba Refugee Settlement in Zambia doing research for my Senior Honor Thesis on HIV/AIDS prevention in refugee camps. When I was there, I saw some really unique and authentic African fashion. Since I'm a designer for FAST (along with my friend Ella Khan), I brought back lots of fabric for our FAST Spring Collection.
Huts that function as shower rooms

Young girls in patterned dresses

"Chitenges" are the traditional cloth wraps worn as skirts or sewn into shirts for women

The Zambian side of Victoria Falls, called Mosi-o-Tunya in the local language which translates to, "The Smoke that Thunders"

An image of Mosi-O-Tunya National Park where I saw giraffes, impalas, hippos, baboons, monkeys, warthogs, giant lizards, egyptian geese among other animals

Me biking around in Meheba, Zambia

An older woman at a bakery wearing a typical mix of several prints

Me with Victoria Falls in the background

Zara Khan
BARE Senior Staffer


  1. Loks amazing! And those fabrics are beautiful :)

  2. those pictures are so stunning! can't wait to wear those fabrics. i am commissioning you to make me a dress i can keep!