Your father is an architect and an artist, and you were exposed to different cultures, how do you think that has shaped your creative vision?
My father was really instrumental in exposing me to the Arts - enrolling me in classes and making everything available to me to create. Growing up I knew he was an artist; he listened to cool music, and was just different. Seeing that helped me be free in a sense and know that it was ok to be different and have my own mind. My mother was a real inspiration too. I would look at old black and white pictures of her and just be blown away. She was stunning, and her clothes were so killer. To this day her sense of style is so great. She was the one who exposed me to designers, taught me about quality and cut and the art of mixing designer pieces with fast fashion, and I would always read through her old issues of Vogue and Elle and W Magazine and I learned a lot through her.
My exposure to different cultures gave me a deeper well to draw from. My awareness of Islamic calligraphy, Japanese origami, and the colours in India all contributed to my aesthetic and the complexity of my design work.
Photography by Layli Samimi
Saman is wearing a jumpsuit by Staud, shoes by espadrille store. Aya (on the left) is wearing an Old Navy jumpsuit and Old Soles shoes. Leela (on the right) is wearing a Zara kids dress and Birkenstock shoes.