expected time of delivery or pick up - 1st week of February 2021
100% Organic Cotton
"My name is Yi-Hwa Bayar Hanna. I’m a mixed-heritage third culture kid who was born in the USA to Arabic and Taiwanese parents, and raised in Dubai. My brand “Metaformosis” was inspired by the celebration of depth, the shifting of perspectives, and the beauty of form. I have long been fascinated by hidden layers with multiple meanings, symbols, and sacred geometry, all of which are embedded in nature and throughout the universe.
Metaformosis is a play on the word “Metamorphosis”, which originates from the Greek word “Metamorphoun”, meaning “To transform, or change shape.” In this case, the word “form” - to bring together or combine parts to create something (verb), or the way in which something is shaped, configured, or brought into existence (noun) - morphs into “formosis”, from the Latin word “formosus”, which means “Beautiful.”
On a personal note, it also reminds me that my mother’s native island of Taiwan was once briefly called “Formosa”, or “Beautiful Island”. This occurred in May 1895. I was born in May 1985.
In my collaboration with Surf House Dubai, my designs showcase my love for words, and the ocean. Waves, the DNA of the ocean, alchemical symbols for the elements, shells - and of course, a surfboard, a paddle, and the Burj Al Arab - are all interwoven to pay homage to the heartbeat of our nature- and water-loving lifestyle."