Pedram Pasha Taheri describes 2014 as the “year of coming out” for his debut fashion collection.
Indeed, it’s an important year for the young Louisiana-based designer, who currently plans to debut his Pedram Couture collection this year during Fashion Weeks in New Orleans, New York, and possibly Paris.
Taheri graduated in 2006 from Louisiana State University, where he studied interior design and specialized in textile merchandising. While pursuing his studies, he began working with textiles for a local rug company. From Baton Rouge, he went on to seek fashion opportunities in Los Angeles, where he engaged his creative talents as a clothing stylist for male athletes and celebrities.
In keeping with Taheri’s experience as stylist for a modern and upscale clientele, the Pedram Couture collection features elegant evening gowns for the discerning woman.
Taheri characterizes his creative mission as the pursuit of an aesthetic, as he says on his website (pedramcouture.com): “I want to create something beautiful and iconic that is pleasing to the senses, both visually and tactile. It’s important for me to create an emotional response.”
In the business of creating iconic designs, Taheri draws upon quality, top of the line fabrics from fashion houses such as Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Caroline Herrera, and Valentino. The gowns are constructed of ornate swaths of silk and lamé, with bold cutouts and deep v-cuts. Taheri cites Elie Saab as one designer whose work has influenced him, and the romantic, feminine style of the Pedram Couture collection uniquely reflects that inspiration. Highlights of the collection include a Grecian-style platinum pleated silk lamé gown, and a sapphire-hued silk and lamé ballgown with a delicate bodice and a mattelassé skirt that recreates the handmade look of a French quilt.
If the Pedram Couture collection is any indication, Taheri is a local up-and-coming designer to look out for in 2014.
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