Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s Fall Winter 18 collection is inspired by the blending of opposing elements; feminine and masculine, hard and soft, positive and negative. Zadeh explored these themes by the blending of textures, silhouettes and colors as a visual representation of an internal exploration. Oversized masculine suiting in corduroys and plaids paired with feminine corsets and intimates created a harmonic fusion of contrasting ideas with vibrant florescent hues in stark visual contrast with the soft, subdued tones of silk
Patchwork motifs featured heavily in the collection; soft, transparent patchwork sleeves on delicate silk blouses juxtaposed against a hand painted patchwork on the back of a reworked, oversized men’s motorcycle jacket.
“What is always underneath is on the inside, transparent soul, also inside heart symbol in the collection love invisible and bones vertebrae in jewelry. what is underneath always remains.”
True to form, Nassir Zadeh’s accessories have an element of novelty, introducing new shapes and textures including metallic sparkle, PVC and woven leather. Bags are simple yet graphic including a plaid plastic square handbag and small woven bags with beaded straps and tassels. Jewelry this season is a matter of the heart, Nassir Zadeh sending large heart-shaped necklaces inspired by honeycomb down the runway.