2018 Fashion Week El Paseo
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising’s Debut Designers
Mahkam Khaki was born and raised in Iran, where she received a bachelor’s degree in pure mathematics from Tehran Polytechnic before coming to FIDM to study fashion design. Her menswear collection, “Chaos,” is inspired by minimal art and modern architecture. Geometric shapes, graphics, and various iterations of houndstooth can be found throughout her collection. Her family’s business specializes in menswear and has more than 40 stores in Iran. Khaki is currently designing on a freelance basis.