Omar Mansoor returned with his 12th collection at LFW 2016 featuring dresses inspired by the Persian symbol of the Faravahar from Zoroastrian traditions. From the start of the 20th Century, the Faravahar icon found itself in public spaces and became a known icon among all Iranians. The Faravahar is a national symbol rather than a religious icon. Nowadays, it represents both the modern and ancient Iranian State. The symbol first appears on Royal inscriptions and it is thought to represent the “Divine Royal Glory” of the King. The winged discs which are usually blue in colour have a long history in the art and culture of the ancient near and Middle East.
The Navy Blue is the inspiration and colour scheme for Omar Mansoor’s Collection. “Navy Blue” which describes both a bright and dark shade of Azure Blue combined with the tradition in European Art and ancient Persia. Omar Mansoor marries both points of inspiration thus drawing on his heritage and European traditions. The collection features full and short length dresses made up of vintage laces, Crepe and Chiffons. By combining vintage fabrics alongside modern fabrics, Omar has created an elegant look for a woman, who embodies the self-confidence, high spirits and splendour.
Designer: Omar Mansoor
Concept and Styling: Arshia Tousi
Photography: Shahid Malik
PR: Enigme Internatioanle