Fashion brand PARIA FARZANEH presented their Autumn Winter 2021.22 Country Of The Blind Collection, that was inspired by the 1996 Iranian film “Gabbeh” directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The collection explores the questions of autonomy, individualism and collectivism in human nature. Photographer Oscar Foster-Kane captured the lookbook.
“The AW21 accompanying video, shot by Crown and Owls, for AW21 is a concept based on Canadian chorographer and artist, Noemie Lafrance’s social dancing experiment. Farzaneh gathered 25 people in a space and did not tell them they were taking part in the social experiment. The rules were as follows for the 25 attendants:
1. Improvise moving to the music and find a dance you like.
2. When you have found your dance moves, loop them.
3. When you see someone doing a dance that you think is better than yours, copy their dance.
4. When everyone is doing the same dance, the experiment will be over.” – from Paria Farzaneh
Photographer: Oscar Foster-Kane
Production: Antony Waller
Production Support: Arlene Faller
Hair: John Allan
Make-Up: Ana Takahashi
Casting: FOUND Casting
Music: Trading Places Records
Directed by Crowns & Owls
Camera operators – C&O, Jacob Ray
Sound – Timo Sailia
Title Design – Clare Byrne
Colourist – Tim Smith
Production Support – Greg Smith, Noir Productions