Bespoke designs based on Satellite map images of the City dear to your heart!
Shirin Neshat wearing Azin Valy's Doha dress for her retrospective in Doha, Qatar.
THE STORY BEHIND THE DOHA DRESS
The Doha bespoke dress was commissioned by the international artist and filmmaker, Shirin Neshat, for the opening of her retrospective at the Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar.
The dress was designed to complement Shirin’s signature black and white photography which often superimposes layers of poetry in calligraphy.
The design of the Doha dress came up as a natural extension of their mutual appreciation of each other’s talent and previous collaboration - as an Architect, Azin redesigned Shirin’s apartment in NYC.
The result is a beautiful shear black and beige dress that captures the essence of Shirin’s photography while paying homage to Doha, the host city of her retrospective.
As per Azin’s design trademark, the topography of the land resonates with the morphology of the body, thus bringing the heart and soul of the place to life.
Here, the natural and manmade formation of the city along the desert on one side and the Persian Gulf on the other, is shaped by the Corniche, a beautiful waterfront. These arabesque-like land formations define the coast line and are reflected in some of Shirin’s earlier works. The silhouette of the coast line is asymmetrically positioned on the body with the pearl islands wrapping around the arms like an ornate arm band.
A COLLABORATIVE BESPOKE SERVICE WITH THE LEADING SALONS OF THE WORLD
LSW takes commissions on behalf of Cityzen by Azin for all tailored garments (men and women).
Each Cityzen piece invites us to choose the Art of the long view, literally reaching to a higher perspective about the World we share. When we look at the World though Cityzen’s lenses, each beauty comes into focus with such intensity, it makes us drop our differences. Cityzen brings the world together, one City at a time.
LSW arranges the first consultation with Azin Valy, either in person, on the phone/Skype and coordinates the fittings as well as remains a constant go-between throughout the process of designing your dress. The timing depends on the scope of work. The whole process can take from one month - existing city/map, pattern - to three months on average. Starting Price: $ 3500 for a gown and $ 3000 for a dress. Initial consultation: $200.
All pieces are produced and manufactured in New York City.