CITYZEN BY AZIN – FASHION WITHOUT BORDERS
Azin Valy, co-founder of the award winning multi-disciplinary Architecture firm, I-Beam Design, is the creator of the emerging fashion brand, Cityzen by Azin.
Azin is an Iranian/American who emigrated to the US in 1978 prior to the revolution and has been oscilating between the two seemingly diferent cultures all her life.
Cityzen by Azin transforms aerial views of cities into wearable art, taking inspiration from colors and patterns of the earth from above. It promotes a global dialogue and diplomacy through fashion by transcending physical and mental borders believing that the arts bridge differences, technology reveals beauty, inter-connectivity leads to new discoveries, and taking the long view brings commonality into focus.
The Cityzen bespoke apparel connects the heart and soul of the city with that of the body. Form follows topography with mountains defining necklines, rivers meandering around the curves of the body, and roads marking transitions in a garment, retaining a sense of bespoke individuality that transports the wearer to another part of the world.
The Cityzen scarf is a universal piece of clothing that links women and men across the world sharing their commonality and respecting their differences. It provides a breathtaking perspective of the world and is accompanied by a mini guide that celebrates each place through the 6 senses of sight, sound, touch, taste, scent and thought.
The spark for the brand started from an urban planning research she was doing in 2011.