It takes time to truthfully know you’re on the other side, I guess it really comes through whenever things suddenly feel right. Those are the real side of things, when things transition right, no longer left.
This is what happened to Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s mood, and same with her venue. She was no longer letting NYFW miss out on her live collections. She was once a caterpillar building, building yet not fully being shown. This is a brand of dream and creation, of going outside your comfort zone and simply seeing things brought to life.
Now all you see is art, walk by you, accompanied by melodies of jazz and indie rock. Suddenly, you’re not looking forward or downward - you’re looking everywhere. These garments surround you. They’re made of chiffon, suede, faux croc, organza, some wool and a weave bucket bag. Perhaps you missed a material? So many details and textures played part in the moment. The clothes, the venue, the sounds. Music played by Deb Hynes as models climbed up and down the stairs. Towards the end of the show, I find myself walking backstage and approaching Maryam who tells me how the collection is for someone who is willing to experiment with herself as there are juxtapositions of feminine and masculine to these elements which play a big role of fragility and strength’.
“I also feel like that happens with color,” she tells me. I find myself engaged. Too bad she’s in a hurry. She plays part well in mixing black dresses with peach blouses, pink pumps and black socks.
A diligent artist she is. An art viewer, a curious creator, you can tell she’s on to something. She’s transitioning. Zadeh shows transitions will not only look great, but will be necessary to sharpen one's personality.
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