Bibi Samiezade-Yazd – Senior Thesis Project 2023

Major: BFA Fashion Design

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Hometown: Fremont, CA

My senior thesis collection is inspired by the Iranian Revolution, the fearless women leading it, and Iranian architecture. I am fascinated by the repetitive geometrical shapes and patterns depicted in architectural works throughout history. Every aspect of my work represents women’s fight in the revolution.

By installing lights within the garments, laser-cut phrases come to life as projections onto the surrounding environment. The Farsi phrase “Zan, Zendegi, Azadi,” which translates to “Women, Life, Freedom,” is very symbolic, as these phrases used in my collection speak to Iran’s Revolution. The laser-cut words symbolize the sense of hope and light that Iranians are creating for themselves.