Shukri Lawrence

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  • Creative director
  • Photographer
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  • Creative direction
  • Fashion design
  • Photography
  • Music Video
  • Queer Palestinian.

Shukri Lawrence, known as Wifirider, is a queer.[1] Palestinians, Creative director, photographer,[2] and fashion designer.[3] In 2017, he founded a fashion brand called tRASHY CLOTHING; fighting Middle Eastern stereotypes with Satire and political designs.[4]

Early life and education

Born in East Jerusalem, Lawrence started his career with directing a music video[5] for Austrian rapper Candy Ken. Later on, Shukri studied film & cinema in Amman to pursue his directing Music video in 2017, which eventually also led to his interest in fashion.[6] While studying in college, he began designing prints on shirts[7] and eventually founded his label tRASHY CLOTHING in the hopes of fighting stereotypes.[8] In 2018, he debuted his brand's ready-to-wear collection in Berlin Fashion Week.[9] Shukri and his brand's collective built a Separation barrier on one side of the runway, blocking the view of the audience behind to highlight borders and privilege.[10]


Shukri's brand tRASHY CLOTHING's mission is to fight racism,[11] represent Palestine,[12] and create in a kitsch political style.[13][14]

In 2020, Shukri and his label founded Cyber Fashion Week, a digital fashion week combining the intersections of fashion, art, music, and performance.[15] The concept of a virtual fashion week came about after tRASHY had to postpone their Fall collection show in Iceland due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns.[16] Cyber Fashion Week hosts 12 international designers showcasing collections on Digital platform with performances from musicians and virtual After-party[17]

External links


  1. Tirado, Fran. "The Most Exciting Queers to Follow on Instagram in 2018". them. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  2. Kawasmi, Reem (2018-01-24). ""to deny my people is to deny peace itself, period" – reem qawasmi". i-D. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  3. "Get to Know Wifirider: The Palestinian Artist Embracing His Struggle". PAPER. 2017-07-26. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  4. "Shukri Lawrence Fights Middle Eastern Stereotypes With Fashion". Highsnobiety. 2017-11-10. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  5. "CANDY KEN : Sans limites et sans tabous !". APAR.TV (in français). 2016-08-29. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  6. "Shukri, le queer palestinien qui se bat contre les clichés". Konbini News - Société et Politique : Make News Great Again (in français). Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  7. Ramallah, מאת Time Out (2017-10-25). "The Coolest Shirts In The World Comes From East Jerusalem". טיים אאוט (in עברית). Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  8. Whitehouse, Matthew (2018-01-24). "this 18-year-old queer palestinian artist is fighting stereotypes with sportswear". i-D. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  9. "The Palestinian designer blending queer performance art and streetwear". HUNGER TV. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  10. Whitehouse, Matthew (2018-08-22). "this palestinian design collective is breaking down borders with the internet". i-D. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  11. "tRASHY CLOTHING is the Palestinian Streetwear Brand Fighting Racism". Mille World. 2018-02-19. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  12. (2020-01-10). "From Iceland — Taking Out The tRASH: HATARI x tRASHY Clothing Team Up". The Reykjavik Grapevine. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  13. "Trashy Clothing's New Collection Celebrates 2000s Emo Kids". Mille World. 2019-05-10. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  14. "Palestinian designs gone global | Nadya Riot in tRASHY CLOTHING – Jdeed". Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  15. بوعكادة, عفاف (2020-06-08). "أسبوع موضة رقمي للحفاظ على البيئة في عالم ما بعد فيروس كورونا". Vice (in العربية). Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  16. Satenstein, Liana. "This Palestinian Label Launched the Digital World's Answer to Fashion Week". Vogue. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  17. "This Palestinian Designer is Hosting a Virtual Fashion Week". Mille World. 2020-05-22. Retrieved 2020-06-19.

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