From Converse collaborations to exploring AI with Beats, Paria Farzaneh is one of the UK’s most versatile talents, with her fashion shows constantly moving the needle when it comes to creativity – remind yourself of her Number 6 collection autumn/winter 2020 for a hit of high-octane inspiration. She soon followed through the lockdown with a collection and campaign focused on the FW21 social experiment, and has since segmented herself as a designer unlike many others, able to blend heritage, sportswear and cultural influence into a presentation of organized.
Farzaneh’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection, which debuted as part of London Fashion Week, proved once again that breaking away from the norm is often a wise decision. A select audience entered the Phoenix Garden – a delicate community garden and charity space nestled in the foliage between the hustle and bustle of Soho and Convent Garden – and in true Farzaneh form, it looks a tribute to her Iranian roots.
However, SS23 served up a change from what has come before. While technical jackets and work pants were worn with slippers and blue shorts came with elongated seams for that walk-ready feel we’re used to, much of the designer’s work this season showed a softer side to the aesthetic. of her.
Her grandmother’s bath curtains provided geometric shapes throughout the collection, from the cutouts in the lace numbers to the way the models’ clothes actually fell—note the nine, a mix of Little Red Riding Hood and fabric-like net curtains, with darts to the hems to reveal a lace-embellished shirt also worn open to suggest opening the curtains on a window. Geometrics provided texture, accentuating proportions in otherwise classic white shirts, while another white ensemble consisted of a cream turtleneck shirt printed with traditional artistic designs and styled alongside another lace cut-out, this time a jacket with a zipper.
Take a look at Paria Farzaneh’s SS23 collection above and find more London Fashion Week SS23 content across Hypebeast and @HypebeastUK’s new Instagram account.
Elsewhere, Helen Kirkum has debuted her first sneakers at home.