The label paving the way for Iran’s nascent fashion industry
Founded by two self-taught sisters, LVMH Prize-shortlisted Vaqar is dispelling conservative perceptions of what Iranian fashion looks like.
photos of iran's hidden creative community
Iranian artist AliA photographs Tehran’s underground scene with urgent protest.
this photo series tells a tender story of modern life in iran
Sarah Pannell's debut book 'Tabriz to Shiraz' challenges preconceived notions of life in Iran.
gola is a fearless iranian artist making life-changing music for rule-breakers
Her powerful new video urges women to demand the respect they deserve.
an iranian teen was detained after posting dancing videos to instagram
This isn’t the first time someone’s been punished for dancing in the nation.
iranian women allowed to watch football in a stadium after 37 year ban is lifted
Iran may have lost 1-0 to Spain, but they made a small win for gender equality.
paria farzaneh is here to teach you about the real iran
Dorood bar shoma! The 24-year-old NEWGEN ones-to-watch recipient used her on-schedule debut to celebrate Iranian New Year and showcase the beauty of her heritage.
this tehran producer spent ten years making an album about extremism
After being exiled, Mahdyar Aghajani, a key player in Iran’s hip-hop scene, moved to Paris to complete his dark and dystopian debut album.
iranian producer ash koosha on trump’s ban and why music can help save the world
London-based, Iran-born electronic producer Ash Koosha is one of the artists playing a SXSW showcase of music from Donald Trump’s seven banned countries next week. He talks to i-D about being a kid in the Iran-Iraq War, how art fosters empathy, and his...
the unspoken iranian influence on western fashion
Appreciating the Persian culture woven into Western wardrobes is more important now than ever.
from disco to diy: the history of iran's electronic underground
Before the Islamic Revolution in the 1979, Iran was a musical hotbed that mixed east and west. Now a new generation of young electronic producers is rising up and carrying the torch.
how feminism is flourishing against the odds in iran
From interrogation for Instagramming to arrests for activism, the Iranian women’s rights movement is under threat.