Pardis in Persian means the walled garden, it has inspired our SS17 collection.
The Persian gardens are world famous and have influenced garden design from Andalusia to India. Theses gardens with their divine geometric design, symmetric layouts and wonderful scented flowers have been the principle source of inspiration for patterns of carpet and textile design, miniature painting, music and architectural ornaments over centuries.
We have open the doors to this walled gardens of the silk road and have illustrated our interpretation of their beauty and diversity in their design and depiction of flowers types, tones, colours and geometric patterns.
We follow this lead through our campaign and the photos celebrate the diversity in mankind as well as in nature. Every scarf in this collection derives its name from famous gardens.
Complimenting hues of muted colours have been linked together in an abstract pattern designed by Soltani – a reflection of the designer’s background in architecture. Every piece has been crafted in Italy from pure virgin wool, a testament to the designer’s commitment to unparalleled luxury and unprecedented quality. The Aban Collection has been woven by a Jacquard loom to realise a variegated design which is finished with a gentle fringed trim. Jacquard woven fabrics are versatile in design, the scarves are double sided fabric with the colours reversing on either side. Each scarf is soft to the touch and light to handle, its fine virgin wool guarantees warmth and resilience for the wearer. Equally aesthetic as it is utilitarian, Soltani’s AW 16/17 collection has interlocked versatility with quality.
The collection name, The Aban, is the name of the second month of autumn in Iran, and each individual scarf is named after mountains of Iran, and Fariba’s roots goes back to Mountain of Dena.
THE ABAN COLLECTION | AW 15/16
Our AW collection depicts the patterns of Gabbeh, the tribal rugs woven in the south central Zagros mountain range and their plains.
Gabbeh rugs bear no sophisticated patterns but respond to the purity of its people, and their vision. Gabbeh in Persian means “unfinished” and “in rough”. These types of rugs were made for personal use by women who use them as a tool to tell a story and paint their world in. They would depict on their daily life, their landscape and their emotions at the very moment they weave. Unlike other Persian rugs there is no rule in weaving Gabbeh; purely based on personal interpretation. However the general Gabbeh design composes of simple geometric shapes in bold colours and depiction of figures of animals and people in the field. We have not tried to re-create Gabbeh but be inspired to see the beauty in simplicity, purity and colours.