It’s great seeing young designers creative and focussed amidst everything else (like school) they have to do, especially when that creativity has a direct connection to their roots and culture that inspires them. Nissrine has done exactly that with her designs for her label Rue Maghreb where she interprets symbols and elements that are intergral to her Moroccan heritage and creates a place for these images on the streets of her hometown Chicago
#1. Tell us a little about yourself and your work.
I’m Nissrine and I’m a 17 year old from Chicago who has started a brand, Rue Maghreb, back in 2018 to educate and empower the Maghrebian identity across the world, but mainly in the U.S. where people who come from a North African background are misrepresented. As a North African myself (Moroccan), I notice that we are separated from one another living in the U.S. It almost seems that there is a place for every other culture rather than my “group”.