story by Seth Friedermann
photos by Ned and Aya Rosen
fashion styling by Michael Tucker
styling assistant Ashley Roberts
hair styling by Hitomi Mura
make-up by Isabel Ruiz
models Sofia Monaco and Dace from Ford
Nima Taherzadeh likes playing peek-a-boo with the loveliness that is a woman’s body. In his past collections he’s enjoyed using cutouts and other evident techniques to flash a little skin and accent the sexuality of his clients. His Fall 2011 collection was a very aggressive and still glamorous take on this vision, however his more recent resort collection represented a more decisive and delightful expression of what this intriguing designer has to say. This is a very well-aimed sexy selection, it’s for confident women who want to be compelling and intriguing at any time of day. Consisting primarily of sporty separates and day dresses, the clothes were sophisticated and very playfully sexy. Tailored and structured yes, but in a way that accents the body rather than represses it and creates an impression of control and strength. Mr. Taherzadeh is definitely a fan of his client and wants to use his work to provide strength and confidence.
Nima Taherzadeh is hitting his stride as so many often do after a few seasons of competing in the intense global market that is luxury fashion. It can take a little time to figure out precisely what the ideas and elements are that you are aiming to place into the market. You don’t have to hit it out of the park with every collection, you just have to sell enough to win the resources to create the next collection. If you can do that, work hard, and acquire the habit of accurate self appraisal eventually you’ll start to create work that is undeniably strong. Do well enough to survive and you will start to thrive. Nima Taherzadeh is thriving and moving forward.
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