Aliya Vinay Parashar is an artist focused within the mediums of fibers + material studies, and fashion design focusing on gender identity and its intersection to post-colonial theory. Aliya strives to strike a balance between celebrating femininity and honoring bodies, while creating a vision of resistance through garments and fiber production.

Her work was recently featured in Posture Magazine (Spring 2018) and had been modeled by friends, artists, and members of her created resistance. She works to create a vision of trans beauty and strength which reclaims luxury as a tool for resistance; in doing so sharing stories of ancestry, trauma, and, resilience. She is currently completing her BFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2019) Chicago, IL, after transferring from Otis College of Art and Design (2015) 2nd year.

BFA Otis College of Art and Design, BFA The School of the Art Institute of Chicago