Timi Hayek creates illustrations inspired by mythology, history and art on giclée prints, silk scarves and dresses from her boutique in Beirut. Her work is deeply rooted in historical, mythological and artistic research, highlighting the importance of preserving cultural heritage and the natural world. Timi hand draws the entire collections herself. The scarves and dresses are hand-sewn slowly and thoughtfully, and therefore don’t follow the fast-paced fashion schedule. Everything is hand-made in a sustainable and organic way. Delicate silk materials are individually hand-rolled and hand-stitched, imperfect yet beautiful.
Timi Hayek studied Fashion Print at Central Saint Martins in London. During her time at cCSM, she won the Liberty Art Fabrics Award, where her winning print design was sold at the renowned British department store, Liberty & Co. Completing a Diploma in Professional studies, Timi worked for Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac in Paris. She also worked at McQ by Alexander McQueen in London. She exhibited with Starch at the International Fashion Showcase at the Somerset House in London in 2016, where she came highly commended as best designer. She was a semi-finalist for the 2017/18 International WoolMark Prize. In 2018 Timi collaborated with Harvey Nichols HQ and illustrated their window display in London for the launch of Holly Nichols.