2018 Fashion Week El Paseo
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising’s Debut Designers
A native of Iran, Zara Marchand graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Art in Tehran before making her way to FIDM. Marchand’s DEBUT Collection was influenced by Dior’s chic and elegant designs from the 1950s. She was mainly inspired by the colors in her selected brocade fabrics, which remind her of the fall and winter seasons in Paris. Her collection consists of jackets and coats that complement the weight and texture of the brocade. Novelty fabrics and organza can also be found layered within her designs. She is currently furthering her FIDM education with the goal of receiving her MBA.