Bismillah ar-rahman ar-raheem
Okay, so…surprisingly to me…there is a whole “underground” world of indigenous manteau designers in Iran. really…I did NOT know this because each time I am over there, basically everything you see in the manteau shops are either imported from Turkey or are made in Iran but are of a very generic design. Occasionally you would see unique manteau designs which were not “run of the mill”…but very rarely and generally just in very tiny, one-off boutiques. But, anyway…apparently there is quite a burgeoning world of manteau designers and they are using facebook to spread their collections! They are all based in Tehran and I reckon their designs are very pricy…but still, I wanted to share some of the recent spring/summer designs from a handful of these designers…perhaps it will give those of you who sew your own garments some ideas!
Now, before I share them…a few words of warning.
1) The majority of the models are not in anything resembling proper hejab, with skinnies and hair all out and bare arms. So please, no comments about that…I know. I see this stuff with my on eyes when I’m over there, look past that and oogle the manteau designs…
2) Dont ask me how to buy one…LOL, its very difficult to get items from Iran right now.
OK, moving past that. I am noticing though that many of the current manteau designs are starting to have a more traditional “ethnic-y” feel… even some of the mainstream factory made ones are showing up with pleats and funky angular edges…so it appears the styles are trickling down to “the masses”…granted…whether these styles will become very popular…I dont know, but there indeed seems to be a move towards making the manteau more of a unique, Persian item…what with traditional-style fabrics and using cuts which echo the old, traditional clothing which was worn 2-3 hundred years ago. Some of these designs I am seriously oogling over…mash’Allah.
**Aida Rahimi collection**
I actually have MORE pictures but I felt I should split it up…so, do you like any particular designs?