Pariah Farzaneh showed her Spring/Summer 2020 collection at London Fashion Week Men’s over the weekend. The London-based designer, known for her Iranian-style patterning, had masked models hand out yellow roses to the audience, a flower, according to the show notes, that symbolizes freedom.
The SS20 collection mixed formal styles with streetwear silhouettes and some outlying fabrications. At the heart of the looks was the patchwork suiting with Farzaneh’s signature paisley patterning cutting through shades of muted purple, jade, and acidic mustard. The multicolored suiting was complemented with short-sleeve shirts styled with tonal short ties and, for a surefire conversation-starter, outerwear that appeared to be manufactured from old postal packaging.
Elsewhere, there was a range of khaki pants — one of this summer’s big trends — with front-facing stripes, zips at the knees, and styled surprisingly with a pair of cowhide-lined clogs.