“For anyone, not for everyone” seems to be the design credo behind Pedram Karimi’s creations. Born in Iran, raised in Austria and currently based in Montreal, Karimi’s perspective is as global as it can get. His designs are genderless and minimalist, yet able to project a graceful strength. His captivating, restrained fashion films follow the same conceptual approach and are a veritable feast for the discerning eye.
Karimi’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection offers once again timeless, easy pieces that defy gender binaries. Staples of Persian men’s wardrobes like the Salwar become sleek, unisex long shirts and tunics, occasionally layered underneath a coat or over fitted pants. The crop top and pant combo for men ironically nods to the return of the midriff in fashion, as does the use of color block, which adds warmer tones to the monochromatic palette. If you never contemplated sharing your wardrobe with partners and friends of the opposite gender, Pedram Karimi is here to make you reconsider your position.