2018 Fashion Week El Paseo
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising’s Debut Designers
Peivand Mirzaie was born in Iran but lived in multiple countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom before coming to the United States when she was a young girl. Mirzaie’s FIDM DEBUT Collection, “Purity,” portrays the unity that exists among people when they are stripped away from their differences. She was inspired by the skeleton flower, whose pure white petals become transparent when it rains, revealing its veins. Her initial studies in architecture led her to realize she wanted to become a fashion designer. That accomplished, she is now pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in professional studies at FIDM.