Maryam Yazdanpanah is a post graduate from RMIT University in Australia with a master’s degree in hematology. She moved back to Tehran after living abroad for seven years to pursue a career in line with her passion for art.
In order to combine art and science she completed a fashion design course to be able to link her scientific vision with her passion for art and fashion.
Fashion design will be a way to give life to her ideas. She wants people to sense and experience her designs while wearing them.
She is currently running a young and self-funded ever growing label called “SAAKU.”
Each season, the very essence of SAAKU’s designs draws from the fascinating beauty that is etched in every corner of the two worlds of nature and science such as; botany, the growth and the formation of fungi and the human body; the ordered disorders, mesmerizing normal and pathological tissue patterns, to name a few.
Whether it is touching on a genetic disorder, a socio-psychological issue, philosophical and emotional challenges or environmental concerns, SAAKU is always a bearer of an enlightening message and creator of an unforgettable experience.
Every design carries a wearable message for its audiences. The collective voice of the collection is usually amplified and echoed through a conceptual sculptural piece.