HAND/EYE’s Design Council pairs promising artisan businesses with volunteer professional designers. One such pairing brought Uzbek fashion designer and founder of the Bibi Hanum company, Muhayo Aliyeva, together with Dena Harris, a deeply experienced US merchandising executive and product developer. The result? A gorgeous collection of women’s clothing that uses traditional Uzbek ikat fabrics in simple, contemporary silhouettes. A surprising detail: the team behind the designs created the collection without a single face to face meeting.