Tuesday, April 7, 2009

the poet within the Iranian fashion designer ...

Afshin Feiz was born in Iran, lives in Paris, travels all over the world, and shows his collections in New York. Add to the multiculturalism of his outlook, apprenticeships with leading fashion designers like John Galliano and a great passion for music and poetry, and you have the makings of a wonderful fashion designer. Inspired by the poetry of the Sufi poet Rumi, Feiz used delicate and tender designs in pastel colors and luxurious silks for his summer collection, reminiscent of the longing for the beloved in Rumi's verses. His Fall 2005 collection, entitled ‘Butterfly Catcher’ was filled with symbols of butterflies and candles, which in Rumi's poetry represent love and longing; the ever elusive and fatal love between the moth and the flame symbolizes the same relationship between ecstasy and pain.

In your light I learn how to love
In your beauty, how to make poems
You dance inside my chest
where no-one sees you
but sometimes I do
and that sight becomes this art

{read 2 interesting interviews with Afshin Feiz here & here}
{and you can get more information about
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rumi, the brilliant Persian mystic here}


Rie said...

very beautiful.

Tina said...


I wrote about you today on my blog

hope that's ok!

giulia said...

Dear Shokoofeh,

I saw that Tina mentioned yout day on her blog (English Muse). Congratulations on your lovely blog...especially you lured me with Rumi! (As you know, he is much admired outside Iran as well.) It's Poetry Celebration Month in the US & Rumi is everywhere, so to speak:)

Will make sure to keep up with what you are doing. Happy belated New Year!

xo, Susan

Daisy said...

This was very interesting to read!


Nissa said...

I too, was introduced to your beautiful blog via Tina's blog. Thank you for sharing such a brilliant spirit! I look forward to seeing what you write next. :)

Sarah said...

Lovely blog, I just love spending time here.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

English Muse sent me over here to see your blog, and I love it! Thank you for voicing your perspective!

Selma said...

English Muse sent me over to your blog and I absolutely love it!!! Very inspirational!

Tina said...

Everyone loves you and your blog darling Shokoofeh! You have many new fans -- and friends! So proud and happy to have met you!

Sara said...

I love your blog!! Thank you, Tina, for sharing!
I love Rumi...and I love the designs, oh, so beautiful.

The Kamranistan Clothing Company said...

It is beautiful to see the antique and original Persian culture becoming part of society.

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