Green Bahar

Bahar Shahpar: 2010 Best Designer for Eco-Glamour

by Bahar_Shahpar
17-Apr-2010 One look at Bahar Shahpar's vibrant spring 2010 collection contradicts any belief that green fashion means a muted color palette. The New York-based fashion designer is known for her use of organic textiles, natural fibers, vintage detailing, and sleek tailoring. Her designs made a huge impact at the Fall 2009 Green Shows during New York Fashion Week, which she also helped launch. Shahpar considers details right down to the models' toes -- the colorful vegan heels worn during the show were made Ready to Wear through a collaboration with Cri de Coeur. Iranian-born Shahpar is paving the way for sustainable fashion and garnering respect from Hollywood; this year, she even styled musician Jason Mraz for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. If this is the face of eco-friendly fashion, we're ready to suit up, please.

* Spring / Summer 2009
* Spring 2010 collection


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Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

Sara, if you are interested in Bahar's designs, visit //


hot hot ho

by sarasepidzadeh on

these are great! where do I buy them?

Sara Sepidzadeh - All Things IRAN


Actually I felt fine in a Sari

by Monda on

I was Very comfortable and happy all night at this Halloween party one year. But i cannot move about, run up the stairs or do anything as fast as I'd like to, wearing a Sari.  That's the functional piece. 

Then design your own aziz. some of those designs in your links remind me of the Qajar men.  I think pink and purple are the best colors for men. BTW JJ, do you see yourself in a Scottish kilt? 

BTW, Bahar's #20 is the best to me. Lovely design but also because the model's back is showing, not her sad face.

Jahanshah Javid

Modern adaptation

by Jahanshah Javid on

Monda Jan, I cannot imagine myself in any of those styles. But I cannot imagine you in an Indian Sari or an African dress either.

Fashion designers have to adapt styles that suit the modern woman AND man. They have been lazy and unimaginative as far as the latter are concerned.


form has to follow function

by Monda on

JJ jan, with all due respect to your saleegheh, evidenced by your site, can you seriously visualize yourself wearing any of those constrictive outfits while you're working away on that lap op of yours? 

I like some of Bahar's styles, the simpler ones.  But Bahar jan, how about a change of model next show?  she doesn't seem happy in your designs.

Jahanshah Javid

No kidding

by Jahanshah Javid on

Bambi, I'm not kidding one bit. It's all about choice.

Imagine you as a woman could only choose from a variety of skirts. No dresses, no pants... You'd be bored very quickly. That's what I am... bored to tears with men's fashion.

You say you want to be able to check out men's "abs, biceps, etc..." So what if I told you I would like women to wear only skirts so I could check out their legs and maybe get a peek! Sexist and selfish, no?

I'm sure African and Indian women get turned on by their men's colorful traditional clothes just fine :)



by bambi on


Are you kidding me for suggesting those fashions ( or variations)  for men?  They are too customey, and do not enhance a man's look.  Keanu's look is alright, but the Sufi, Ottoman and African, make men look short and too wide.   And they hide too much.  I want to be able  to check out the abs, biceps, etc!  And the Indian outfit is too effeminate, and reminds me of "lebaas khab".

Jahanshah Javid

Same old stuff :)

by Jahanshah Javid on

Red Wine jan,

I went to the sites you recommended. They have nothing "different". They are all variations of pants, shirts and jackets.

Why can't these designers introduce variations of these men's clothes below for the common, modern man?

* Keanu Reeves in Matrix
* Sufi dancer
* Ottoman style
* African
* Indian

Red Wine

Men's Fashion

by Red Wine on

Mr Javid,if you need any new changes in Men's fashion please check :




I am sure you find very good stuff over there .

Thank you :=) .

Jahanshah Javid

Bahar: Men's fashion?

by Jahanshah Javid on

Bahar, I have a question for you: Why hasn't men's fashion changed in a hundred years? Never goes beyond the same shirt, the same pants and the same jacket, generally speaking.

If a fashion designer, such as yourself, started looking outside the box, you could pioneer great things.

Just a thought from a disgruntled man!


Such an honor...

by Bahar_Shahpar on be featured here - many thanks for the support and the kind words!



Red Wine


by Red Wine on

Talent and feeling... nice and great job.


love the shirt in 32

by humanbeing on

nice reminder that eco and playful are not mutually exclusive.

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

When I featured Bahar's work a couple of years ago I had a sense that she's something special. There's a vibrant/joyful spirit in her work that brings a smile. Well done girl! Congrats on your success. More great achievements ahead.