Biography

Biography Hala Yousif

Hala was Born on 10 September 1961 in Baghdad Iraq.

1978- 1982 Bachelor Academy of Fine art Baghdad Design and Decoration.

1982-1988 Textile designer Iraqi Fashion House. Fashion decoration based on old Iraqi cultures, e.g. Sumerian, Assyrian, Babylon. Awarded best designer, recognized with trips to Amman, Rome, London representing the Iraqi Fashion House.

1988-1990 Free-lance artist for Private Fashion House Suha & Nuha in Baghdad. Hand painting on patchwork and hand painting of shawls, capes, abayas and kimonos for international high end customers and 5 fashion shows in Baghdad.

1990-1994 Founder and Owner of Atelier Shal. Hand painting on clothes, decorating patchwork based on Iraqi culture and selling Shawls, capes Abaya’s to customers In Baghdad.

1994 The dramatic flee to Amman Jordan because of the Gulf war. Selling textile products to Hotel boutiques.

1995 Leaving Amman and joining parents in Stockholm Sweden.
Courses Swedish, Personal Computing, Desktop Publishing, Web design, silkscreen printing and hand painting on silk.

1998 Participant Interior Fair Sollentuna.

1998 Participant Stockholm cultural capital of Europe with cultural fashion show.

2001 Started as free-lance translator.

Hala’s dream always was to study in Europe and work as fashion designer in Europe. However her love for yarns, structures and textile design techniques was larger than to become fashion designer. This choice enabled her to design textiles for fashion, but also for interior.

2003 Leaving Stockholm and joining her sister with her children and parents again in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

2005-2008 Education: Bachelor Fine art Academy of Maastricht.

2007 Internship: Malhia Kent Paris, exclusive textile weaving.

2008 Graduation project: My Scandinavian dreamhouse of 1001 nights. East meets West.

2008 and 2009 Summer school Kortrijk Belgium Textile design, dry felt, silkscreen printing, textile dying, material treatment. Exposition of the textile creations.

2009-2013 Unpaid informal care of parents who became very ill.

2011 Halle Design. Hala became founder, owner of Halle Design. Exclusive textile designs for fashion and interior.

Events:

Glue amsterdam 18-20 September 2020

Index Qatar 22-24 October 2019, Doha

Index Dubai 17-19 September 2019

Meesterlijk 30 Nov-2 December 2018, Amsterdam

London Styley 14-15 July 2018

Meesterlijk 1 -3 December 2017, Amsterdam

Design contest Textielmuseum Earth Matters October 2017, Tilburg, the Netherlands

Fashion show Mandeiska Kulturföreningen, Lund, Sweden 2015

Dutch Design Week 2014, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Finalist in I Contest competition Textielmuseum 13-14 September 2014, Tilburg, the Netherlands

Fashion X Cult Weekend 5-7 September 2014, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Index Dubai May 2014

Dutch Design Week 2010, 2011, 2012, Eindhoven, the Netherlands