Daniel Mirzapour is an Iranian architect and interior designer. I learned about Daniel when I was commissioned by Araz Fazaeli– an Iranian designer based in Paris- to write the text of his FW16 collection that he presented at Les Suites boutiques, during Paris Fashion Week. Daniel, whose broad creative vision has landed him in several prestigious collaborations with Iranian and French luxury brands, created the clutches for Fazaeli’s Craft Never Dies collection. The two have collaborated before. His contemporary Ayeneh clutches of wood, leather, and inlays of mirror- for Fazaeli’s SS16 Qajar collection- are a bespoke piece of art, highlighting the Persian mirror crafts of the Qajar era and palaces.
Mirzapour’s work is colourful and bold. He is a creator in the broad sense, drawing inspiration from different cultures, eras and styles- realising a fine balance between Persian esthétique and heritage with Western codes of design. This is at best translated in his collage works, featuring luxury products or portraits of iconic fashion designers in a Persian setting.