Fashion Designer and JSPS research fellow, Bunka Gakuen University
I am an Iranian-Canadian fashion designer and PhD researcher living and working in Tokyo. I'm interested in sustainability, traditional craft and how it intersects with synthetic biology. I want to make weird and beautiful things, and research ways to reframe our relationship with nature and material-making. I've been exploring this idea through materials, and also through film with my husband, Cameron.
I've worked for many years as a trend forecaster and fashion journalist for Fashion in Japan, Fashion Snoops, Stylesight and WGSN.I used to take photos for FRUiTS Magazine. My creative work and academic writing has been shown and published in various places around the world.