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Rukia Begum

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Rukia Begum
BornRukia Begum
1988 (age 32–33)
Chadd Green, Plaistow, Newham, London, England
🏳️ NationalityBritish
🏫 EducationUniversity of the Arts London
London College of Communication
💼 Occupation
🌐 Websitewww.sketchphrase.tumblr.com

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Rukia Ahmed (Bengali: রোকেয়া আহমেদ; born 1988), née Begum; Bengali: বেগম, is an English textile and fashion designer, and photographer.

Background and education[edit]

Begum is British and of Bangladeshi descent.[1] Begum attended Sir George Monoux College where she studied BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. In 2010, she graduated in FdA Surface Design from University of the Arts London. In 2012, she graduated with a 2:1 in BA Surface Design from London College of Communication.[2]


Begum works in design and printing with a keen interest in textile and fashion print.[3] Her work explores the relationship between pattern, texture and most meaning behind the pattern, whether being on fabric or paper.[4][5] She draws influence from current labels such as Alexander McQueen and Mary Katrantzou and working alongside graphic designers.[6]

From 2007 to 2010, Begum was a runner at Bold Creative. In 2010, she was a graphic design intern at Foxall Associate. From January to February 2012, she worked as a print intern for Emilio De la Morena. In 2012, she was the photography editor at The Platform. Since November 2012, she has been the print designer at Islamic Design House Arts and Crafts.[7]

One of Begum's card designs was accepted by Paperchase.[8] Inspired by a visit to Dhaka and the local culture, she has attempted to reinvent the gamsha (fabric skirt).[9]

In September 2013, Begum was interviewed by Nadia Ali on BBC Asian Network.[10][11]

Personal life[edit]

Begum is a Muslim and lives in Chadd Green, Plaistow, Newham, London.[2]

See also[edit]

  • British Bangladeshi
  • List of British Bangladeshis


  1. "2011 Designers". Paraa. Retrieved 1 January 2016. Rukia Begum - UK
  2. 2.0 2.1 Atwal, Kay (20 October 2010). "Rukia sets off for Pakistan". Newham: Newham Recorder. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  3. "Rukia Begum". Oitij-jo. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  4. "rukiabegum". IdeasTap. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  5. "Central Saint Martins BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show 2012". IdeasTap. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  6. "Rukia Begum". Showtime. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  7. "What Lies Above the Surface". The Platform. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  8. "Face-to-face with feisty adventurers". Digital Explorer. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  9. "Rukia Begum". Masala Chai. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  10. "Made in Bangladesh". BBC Asian Network. 22 September 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  11. "Fashion designer Rukia Begum discusses ethical fashion". BBC Asian Network. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2016.

External links[edit]

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