BORIS BIDJAN SABERI presented his Fall Winter 2018.19 collection entitled Paganism, during the recently finished Paris Fashion Week. Inspired by the hostile environments, winter soldiers and primitive tribes, the designer creates a new aesthetic with huge volumes, heavy-duty hand knitted wools, hand dyed down overall pieces turning into chest protectors, blanket-suits, tent-coats and skirts.
Architectural and artistic, Saberi’s artisanal know-how allows him to shape and mold miscellaneous fabrics into contemporary collections inspired by two worlds; his imagination looking at shamanistic worlds and fuse them with military factions, both adapted perfectly for the coldest climate on Earth. A swathing of hand knitted pieces, layers of armors, extra-long jumpers whose sleeves suddenly appear under the resistant tent-coats, show the fusion between those two worlds, the military and the primal. Survival blankets, tents and sleeping bags transformed into ancient mystic forms. Sleeveless leather armors, handcrafted stitched pants, camel and horse skin jackets, all vegetable hand dyed, remain the emblems of this couture house. They bear the seal of the designer’s masterpieces in the collection, highlighting every silhouette. They are the bases of Saberi’s pagan AW18 collection. The vegetal color palette goes from murex purple to snow-white, ice grey to mud grey, reflecting a mixture of arctic snow, volcanic sand and ancestral roots becoming under the precise eye of the designer representations of their relationship with various god’s of nature reminiscent of the four elements. – from Boris Bidjan Saberi
During the FW18 runway show Boris Bidjan Saberi presented his collaboration with Salomon on a limited-edition of freestyle snowboards, available in black and white color.
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