Silk Road Festival

Traditional Persian Wear by Sara Tabrizi and Model Team. (L to R): Parmis Keshmiri (Kurdish – Iran) | Laura Velasquez (Kandahar – Afghanistan) | Sara Tabrizi (Kabul – Afghanistan) | Angelica Brieva (Lurish – Iran) | Zahra Safaee (Qashqai – Iran) | Mahya Rezaee (Gilaki – Iran) | Mahshid Rostami (Balouchi, Iran) | Photo Credit: © Mehrdad Keshmiri

Persian Traditional Fashion Adds Colours with Timeless Style

Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan and Turkey are key countries along the ancient Silk Road.  Remnants of the caravan trade is very much alive in these nations.

The Persian community together with the support of local restaurateur and chef Fred Soofi, Fereshteh Zakery and Sara Tabrizi put together a beautiful presentation to showcase the rich heritage of the Afghan and Iranian communities through fashion.

Sara Tabrizi

She is the creative director and organizer of the fashion show.  Tabrizi is a former architecture student now studying and working in the design industry specializing in interior and fashion.

As an Iranian, I chose to wear an Afghan costume to not only show my respect to another country that speaks the same language, but also create a sincere bond between the two countries that share the same language and culture. – Sara Tabrizi

Sara Tabrizi and Model Team

Organizer: Sara Tabrizi  |  Models: Zahra Safaee, Mahya Rezaei Kalantari, Angélica Brieva, Mahshid Rostami, Laura Velasquez, Parmis Keshmiri  |  Make-up Artists: Lynn Lin and Nina Ouyang  |  Photographer: Mehrdad Keshmiri

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Silk Road Festival
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Mahya Rezaee (Gilaki – Iran)

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Parmis Keshmiri (Kurdish – Iran)

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Mahshid Rostami (Balouchi, Iran)

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Sara Tabrizi (Kabul – Afghanistan)

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Zahra Safaee (Qashqai – Iran)

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Laura Velasquez (Kandahar – Afghanistan)

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Angelica Brieva (Lurish – Iran)