Paria Farzaneh Designer

This season, she organized “Country of the Blind,” a social experiment videoed in what looks like a sports hall. A formation of 25 young people wearing her fall collection are seen being instructed to dance in self-selected repetitive movements by a suited man who speaks in Farsi, the Iranian language of Farzaneh’s heritage. Their task—translated in English subtitles—is to look around and copy anyone who seems to be doing better than them. The experiment ends when everyone is eventually dancing in unison, repeating the same moves.