Inspiring fashion designs add glamor to Golestan Palace

December 31, 2017 - 11:5

TEHRAN -- There is a common ground between the design elements involved in both architecture and fashion and many fashion designers around the world are inspired by architecture in their works. Now some young fashion designers in Iran display their designs inspired by the Golestan Palace at the venue during an exhibition.

They display their fashion designs inspired by the patterns and architecture of the UNESCO-registered Golestan Palace in downtown Tehran at the place during a showcase from December 22 to February 23.

Entitled ‘Tehroon Bepooshim’, the exhibition is a part of a campaign initiated by a group of young researchers and fashion designers in Tehran. The campaign’s name literally means ‘wear Tehran’.

Cosponsored by the University of Tehran and Iran's National Foundation for Iranian-Islamic Fashion and Clothing, the campaign aims to design clothes for men and women inspired by the historical and cultural heritage.

As it is mentioned on the website, Golestan Palace was selected for the showcase, as an authentic place manifest Iranian Islamic culture.

During the event, some workshops are underway on architecture of Golestan Palace, Qajar-era costume and embroidery.

Every day, clusters of foreign travelers visit the lavish palace, which is a masterpiece dating from the Qajar era (1785 to 1925). It embodies a successful integration of earlier Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences.

Golestan Palace became a center of Qajari arts and architecture of which it is an outstanding example and has remained a source of inspiration for Iranian artists and architects to this day.

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