On Saturday 13th of July, fashion designer and stylist Sepehr Maghsoudi presented his S/S14 men and womenswear collection “Walking out of shadow”. Iranian-born Sepehr moved to the Netherlands at the age of 12 and discovered a passion for fashion and art while graduating in architecture. Only after enrolling at Amsterdam Fashion Institute did he learn how to use a sewing machine, until then he had always sewn his clothes by hand. Sepehr’s love for art, his background in architecture and his talent in hand-sewing are the strength and signature of his label, which combines couture and ready-to-wear to create futuristic and innovative clothes with a luxurious costume-like feel to them.
Among his S/S14 womenswear garments are couture evening gowns with floor-sweeping trains, cocktail dresses, jackets, skirts, pleated trousers and even a golden wedding dress with handmade applications of flowers and frills. Unconventional materials used across the line are feathers, gemstones, goat hair and lace. The palette is strictly white, silver, gold and black, with few hints of red and electric blue. The only print in the womenswear range is Vincent van Gogh’s stylized crows from the painting “Wheat Field with Crows” being shot at by cartoonized robins; further evidence of Sepehr’s passion for art and his skills at revisiting it to make it personal and contemporary.
The bird print was carried on to S/S14 menswear collection and used alongside a print of black ink drops on white jackets, scarves, shirts, shorts, trousers and a leather trench coat. Among the interesting details in the menswear collection are layered flaps around collars, jackets with x-point closures, contrasting cuffs, draped collars and pleated trousers. Everything in olive green, white and black with some touches of rust red, grey and blue.
Words: Laura Viero
Photography: Hoop Doop Magazine