"While some designers in the fashion industry look straight ahead for the next big thing or toy with futuristic themes, Teheran-born designer Eskandar Nabavi harks exclusively to the past - one that brings to mind Moroccan robes, peasant skirts and layers of long scarves. He first attracted attention in the 1990s with his knitwear, which eventually grew into a full-fledged label that includes women's and men's wear, as well as a small children's line wittily dubbed "Eskinder". His signature fashion line is made for everyone of all shapes and sizes. Using fabrics such as silk and antique linen, Eskandar creates fashionable pieces that are relaxed, play with volume and brings a touch of old-world culture to the wearer ('English Patient' chic comes to my mind). 

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