BORIS BIDJAN SABERI | FALL / WINTER 2012
Boris Bidjan Saberi debuted his Fall / Winter 2012 menswear collection with a tough, military theme to his designs. The dark, eerie soundtrack composed by Ben Frost, exclusively for Saberi’s show, set the tone perfectly.
A cool palette of khakis, greys and creams dominated the collection, but a darker side was evident as some of the models took to the runway dressed completely in black with dark slicked back hair.
Saberi’s usual drapery was back in force, as harem pants were paired with turtle necks, completed with heavy hooded jumpers and overcoats, worn loose and open or tied shut with thick, dark belts.
The distressed anoraks and leather jackets in black and dove grey presented a more civilian touch to the military themed ensemble, as did the more fitted, tailored pieces like the charcoal grey blazer. Heavy work boots were also popular throughout the collection, paired with long thick socks in black or dark grey.
The German-Iranian designer collaborated with Linda Farrow to create the cutting edge goggles that were worn by nearly all his models. Made almost entirely of horizontal metal stripes, they added a touch of hostility to the designs, which was especially prominent when the models covered their faces with deep hoods or thick scarves.
- Beth Price