Fashion has always fed into wider culture. And for some designers, it's said that culture provides impetus to create. For fashion designer and film-maker, Kazna Asker, creating is all about telling the unheard stories of her community.

Kazna who grew up in Sheffield has referenced her Yemeni heritage since she started fashion design at university. Her Central Saint Martins MA graduate collection merged tracksuits and technical fabrics with traditional Islamic garments such as a jilbab, abaya and thobe. The collection titled ‘Watered by One Water’ made history as the first MA show at CSM to feature models wearing hijabs. Since then, the designer has spoken out on behalf of her community, campaigning for better rights for nurses, teachers and children from black, brown and minority ethnic groups across the country.

This year Kazna was announced as one of the most recent recipients of the British Fashion Council NEWGEN award and is presenting her latest work, a documentary, on schedule at London Fashion Week.

Because caught up with Kazna before the presentation to find out more…