Bismillah ar Rahman ar Raheem
Since I just did a review for the Two-Faced Butterfly manteau I went off and did a bit of research as I was telling my husband that the two-layered, avant garde manteau look is in…he really didn’t believe me! I haven’t been over there to see relatives in like 3 years now and like every other country, designs and trends come and go…each season is different. What was in, in 2005 wasn’t like what was in, in 2000 or 2009! Obviously… but from what I recall last I went manteau were getting shorter and tighter than ever before and some of the previous trendy cuts such as the batwing or poncho styles were out, out, out!
So I was also wondering how trendy the designs which New Hijab carries in comparison to the general trends in Tehran…well, through my looking around I noticed that her designs are right on target with the general trends right now in Iranian manteau…right now hand painting, silk, ethnic boho and a style similar to the one I reviewed from NH are hot for the spring/summer…the silks and hand painted manteau are reserved for social occasions more or less.
Here is a selection of various designs from different Tehrani designers which are in par with spring/summer trends.
A few notes…One, outside of Tehran…fashions change very very slowly…infact like every other country whats trendy in Tehran amongst the upper classes takes awhile to trickle down to the masses. So don’t think women are running around in small cities and towns with these types of manteau on! Two, while there are many manteau designers in Tehran, many of whom have FB pages…most dont ship outside of the country or accept orders online! Sofar I’ve really only found New Hijab which does and which ships from someplace like Switzerland so there is no hassle with payment or shipping! Most of these places are small boutiques or set up in someones house. Hence why I am pointing those interested in Irani fashion to NH…easier to deal with, less hassle!
Three…BIGGIE…be forwarned…some seriously bad hijab is to follow but keep your eyes on the manteau, most are gorgeous, what’s going on above or beneath them should be ignored. LOL. I do not really know if wearing tights with ones manteau is the big trend amongst some types over there…but hey, at this rate…who knows! Last time I was there skinnies where the big thing…so I spose amongst those who cover because they *must*…not much is diff. between skinnies -> leggings -> tights…uff!
Allahu alim. Of course most women there don’t dress like that, outside of some areas of Tehran and yuppie areas in other cities most women still cover out of religious devotion, familial conservatism or cultural pride…
A) Hand painted designs are TRENDY…
B) Silks are TRENDY…especially the shiny silk shantung variety!
C) The avant-garde kimono style jacket is TRENDY… (more points for reversible and with a belt! LOL)
D) Apparently a dress looking kinda thing is trendy too…personally…not a fan! uff!
What do you think of the new manteau designs?