Aziza Rozi is a tailor based in New York City, and was born in Uzbekistan.
Currently her work focuses on menswear, and challenges roles within the industry. Her goal is to master her craft so that she will be identified by what she has done and what she has to offer, and not her gender. Aziza commonly confronts political issues related to culture, human rights and pedagogy in her work.
She entered the field of fashion and design in high school by learning the fundamentals of women’s wear. Recently, Aziza graduated as a fashion design student from Parsons Fashion. For her thesis, Aziza created Tailor Politics, a platform where she addresses these political issues through fashion. The mission was to raise awareness for Uyghurs and represent Uyghur culture and traditional attire in a modern form.
Aziza’s work, which includes the Uyghur #doppa, was featured on Visual Tales. She was also featured in Vogue Magazine with an editor’s note stating that “not only the talent of the students but also their desire to change the world for the better” was outstanding. Furthermore, she recently appeared in an article titled Strength in Numbers: Meet 67 People Who Make Fashion Happen. Congrats!
Her activism for the Uyghur people does not stop there. Aziza has also utilized institutional platforms to host public events with expert panelists to address the political state Uyghurs are currently in. These panels were created in sponsorship and collaboration with the Islamic Center at NYU and The New School.
To further understand the Uyghur crisis, her research continues in Istanbul, Turkey with the Uyghur diaspora. Visit tailorpolitics.com and follow @tailorpolitics to learn more. The page highlights current political events through the art of tailoring, starting with Uyghurs! You can see more of Aziza’s tailoring work by visiting https://www.azizarozi.com/.
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