Fashion meets music with contemporary womenswear brand Nazbash. Designer Nazanin Bashi states her collection was inspired by her education in the contemporary Music school prior to pursuing her fashion studies. The design are set out to bring music and fashion mediums closer together as one complementing each other in the form of wearable clothing. The collection used actual parts of instrument to closely resemble each fashion piece. The Nazbash brand focuses on modern sophistication , elegance and young luxury. Nazbash hits the runway this April at Fashion Art Toronto 2014 for more info on the show and to get tickets go to http://fashionarttoronto.ca/
Getthebuzz716: Tell me a little about your brand. Where are you from?
My line based in Toronto,
Nazbash: Nazbash’s design considers every type of women's body and thoughtfully designs wearable art pieces. It characterizes modernity in its minimal lines which bring grace and elegance and at the same time through shape and color highlights women’s curves.
Getthebuzz716: What does fashion week Fashion Art Toronto mean to you?
Nazbash: I appreciate venues like FAT with their emphasis on artistic, independent voices. I see the event as a great exposure for my work, and it is an opportunity to receive professional feedback.
Getthebuzz716: How would you define your Brand?
Nazbash: Nazbash's designs are inspired by abstract forms, minimal cuts & shape. I usually bring together my various interests and through the dialogue between different art expressions my collections are born.
Getthebuzz716: How long does it usually take you to construct a piece?
Nazbash: It depends on a collection and each piece. This collection that I will showcase in FAT this year took me a year and half.
It’s not just about clothing and concept, it is about history of Persian traditional instruments. Inspired by my own background in classical music, I spent many hours researching the traditional Persian instruments. Then I had to find out the fabrics and materials that can express these instruments in a minimal way. The proses of finding the real pieces of instrument for each piece also took me to small alleyways in Tehran. These pieces with all their complexity in creation are wearable and washable. I enjoyed every single moment on creating these pieces.
Getthebuzz716: Describe the general process you go through to design and what’s your favorite part about conceptualizing a design?
Nazbash: With a back ground in art and music, a love of food and life, and dreamful nights I get my inspiration from different parts of my life. The process usually begins as a sudden insight, I get attracted to one aspect of art or culture and after diving through it for a while, and I need to enter to a dialogue with it. Since my artistic expression comes to life through designing cloths, my collections come to life as a result of that dialogue.
Getthebuzz716: What matters to you most as a designer?
Nazbash: That I can stay true to my artistic expression and at the same time I can communicate them with a society in general. Also it's important to me that I can keep the balance between creating art pieces that are wearable in everyday life.
Getthebuzz716: What do you believe makes a quality design?
Nazbash: Professional knowledge plus creativity,
Getthebuzz716: How would you define the style your line exemplifies? *What are some of your fashion goals?
Nazbash: Nazanin's technical knowledge of a garment's proper fit and design, combined with her innate creative abilities, results in an elegant line of dresses portraying any strong, sexy, fun, and fearless woman.
Getthebuzz716: What other experience do you have in the fashion industry (stylist, retail, marketing, etc.)?
Nazbash: Many years of retail experience as a stylist, sales ... all of them give me good vision to what market needs.
Getthebuzz716: What are your favorite patterns/materials [prints] to work with and why?
Nazbash: I love texture more than print, but if I want to go with print I like hand paint print, it makes the fabric more especial and different.
Getthebuzz716: Where can readers find out more about you and your work?
Nazbash: Website: www.nazbash.com