Iran

Fashion

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. 
Mahoro Seward
2.4.21
Photography

photos of iran's hidden creative community

Iranian artist AliA photographs Tehran’s underground scene with urgent protest.
Mahmood Fazal
10.31.19
Photography

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.
Sarah Buckley
1.30.19
Music

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.
Frankie Dunn
11.2.18
News

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.
Annie Lord
7.10.18
News

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.
Georgie Wright
6.21.18
Fashion

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.
Steve Salter
6.13.18
Music

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.
Niloufar Haidari
3.12.18
Music

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...
Hannah Ongley
3.1.17
Fashion

the unspoken iranian influence on western fashion

Appreciating the Persian culture woven into Western wardrobes is more important now than ever.
Joobin Bekhrad
2.9.17
Music

​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.
Jack Needham
12.6.16
feminism

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.
Edward Siddons
8.25.16
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