Boris Bidjan Saberi — a Persian-German designer based in Barcelona and who shows in Paris — launched his eponymous men’s label in 2007. With his multicultural background, he describes his design philosophy in terms of hybrids, such as “secular spirituality,” “metropolitan religion,” and “elegant sloppiness.”
Thus, ‘urban nomad’ became a calling card that stuck, used to describe his blending and layering of natural fabrics like cotton and felt with manmade materials like vinyl and tar. This was how a recent claim to fame, transparent leather, which is in fact a chemical compound, came to be.
Now Saberi has launched a second line, called 11, that aims to attract a younger, punkier clientele. The fall 2015 collection, Snow Bleach, is intended to connote mountain soldiers in white camouflage. Snowboarders can’t be far behind.