Paria Farzaneh Designer

Whatever, Farzaneh aims to be a thought leader as much as a fashion leader. The results of her experiment work as metaphor upon metaphor—about Farzaneh’s position as a young woman designer whose work is entwined with her British Iranian identity, about the influence of fashion as a whole, and about individualism versus conformity. She’s the kind of person who’ll always counter a question with a question rather than giving linear replies to what her work is about: “What do you think?” she asks journalists and fans alike. But this time, she had a more direct comment on her social experiment: “It shows what even a small level of influence on others can do.”