Source : Pedram Karimi | Photographer : Andy Long Hoang
It was at Espace Cercle Carré that the young designer Pedram Karimi presented his first collection to us, featuring creations for men and women, androgynous lines, characterized by a clean aesthetic, flowing fabrics and tones of black and cream.
You can sense that the work of this young designer, whom we discovered when he garnered second prize at the Télio - Les créateurs mode de demain 2011 competition, is Montréal-inspired. His dresses, tunics and panel pants embody plays of transparency. While he has the potential of a Denis Gagnon or a Martin Lim, his style is very much his own, especially his pieces with draped volume in the back.
Karimi’s unique vision is also a reflection of his background. Born in Iran, he has spent time in both North America and Europe. He completed a certificate in fashion marketing in England, where he began a bachelor’s degree at the London College of Fashion before returning to Montréal to attend LaSalle College. A multidisciplinary artist, he was involved in dance, voice and hairdressing, before immersing himself in the creative world of fashion.
With all that talent, Pedram Karimi is clearly a creator to keep a close eye on!