PADINA BONDAR DESIGNS
This collection is designed in contrast to XX- these pieces shine a light on culture beyond conflict and cruelty. The gowns are inspired by some of the most beautiful and extravagant middle-eastern architecture. From royal palaces to the ancient mosques of Iran, this collection unites art, history, culture and beauty through fashion. The fabric is cut, silk screened, dyed, painted and printed to mimic the intricate details used as embellishment, and origami techniques are used to represent the tile work and mirror art popular in architecture and design in Iran over the past five centuries.
Padina Bondar is a Toronto designer with a Bachelor’s Degree in fashion design from Ryerson University. She specializes in custom orders for bridal, lingerie, and eveningwear. However, her central passion is avant-garde and wearable arts projects, through which she explores new mediums and production methods while also engaging her Iranian, cultural roots in both the designs and statements of her pieces. She strives to push boundaries, make the familiar strange, and illuminate and elevate marginalized narratives