Fashion based on satellite maps

DesignerAzin Valy
PrizeHonorable Mention
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Entry Description

The Cityzen by Azin luxury fashion and accessories brand incorporates aerial views of cities from around the world on the finest quality of fabrics and leather. This intersection of the human body and the urban landscape fuels the design process. It creates a holistic fashion brand which promotes a global dialogue through the arts. Cityzen by Azin transforms 2D aerial maps of cities into 3D wearable art. It redefines luxury fashion with social entrepreneurship through 4th dimension of global Cityzenship. The Cityzen bespoke scarf is a universal piece of clothing that linksthe consumers from across the world sharing their commonality and respecting their differences. It provides a breathtaking perspective of the world and is accompanied by a recommendation list that celebrates each city through the 6 senses of sight, sound, touch, taste, scent and thought. The Cityzen apparel connects the heart and soul of the city with the topography of the body, with mountains defining necklines, rivers meandering around the curves of the body, and roads marking transitions in a garment. It is a luxurious expression of Art and Fashion that sets our customers apart retaining a sense of bespoke individuality that transports them to another part of the world.

About Designer

I-Beam is an award winning Architecture and Design firm founded by Suzan Wines and Azin Valy, with over 20 years of professional experience and offices based in New York City. I-Beam is a 100% certified woman owned company and the partners are graduates of The Cooper Union School of Architecture on full scholarships. I-Beam specializes in design and construction of corporate, commercial, cultural, landscape, and residential projects. Their projects range from museum quality craftsmanship to pre fabricated refugee housing. Suzan Wines is a licensed architect in the State of New York and has served as the New York correspondent for Domus Magazine for seven years and taught at The Cooper Union and Parsons New School for Design. She is currently teaching at City College and Pratt Institute. Azin Valy, She has been a guest critic at Parsons, Pratt, Columbia, MICA and Parsons. Prior to I-Beam Design, Ms. Valy worked at Gensler and Associates, Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Wormser and Associates, and Building Inc. Ms. Valy is also the founder and CEO of a luxury fashion brand, Cityzen by Azin, based on incorporating satellite maps onto textiles and fusing the urban scale with the scale of the body.