Cityzen by Azin

CompanyCityzen by Azin
Lead DesignerAzin Valy
CreditsMani Zarin, photographer, Sanna Shah assistant
Prize(s)1st Place in Textile and Materials
Entry Description

A collection of bespoke garments based on incorporating aerial views of cities from around the world and designed derived from the topography of each place.

The brand leverages fashion for social impact and highlights the beauty of the earth, focusing on the commonalities we share while raising awareness of the challenges we face as global Cityzens.


Cityzen by Azin is a fashion brand inspired by views of cities from above that brings our commonalities into focus while respecting our differences. It highlights the beauty of the earth and raises awareness of the challenges we face.

The Cityzen by Azin scarves are universal articles of clothing that is shared by men and women of all ages, races and religions and are often created based on world events.

The Cityzen bespoke clothing is designed organically from the landscapes where forms follow topography and connects the heart and soul of the consumer with a place they love most.

Awards and Prize

Celebrity Endorsements:
Cityzen is following I-Beam’s footsteps in receiving press and celebrity endorsements. The brand was recently featured on the 89th Academy awards' Stage as Anousheh Ansari, "The Space ambassador" and technology entrepreneur accepted the Oscars on behalf of Best Foreign Film Director, Asghar Farhady for his film The Salesman. Other celebrities to date who have worn Cityzen by Azin include Esperanza Spalding, Shirin Neshat, Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons, Ariana Huffington, Tory Burch, Fran Drescher, Christine Lagrade, Maz Jobrani, Hooman Majd to name a few. In addition, the Chicago Cityzen gown had been accepted as a gift at the White House by Michelle Obama.

Press and Awards:
Cityzen has been featured in many publications including New York Times T Magazine, Huffington Post, Travel and Leisure, Mail On Line, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicles, Miami Herald and dozens of others. Azin has been featured as one of the new women entrepreneurs to be followed on Tory Burch’s website and was recently invited by the US Embassy in Qatar and the US Chamber of Commerce to showcase her collection for "The Bridge That Unites US" fashion event. Her brand's story was also featured as one of the most "hopeful stories" of the year by Global Voices in 2016 and Cityzen by Azin Video Campaign in collaboration with G.M.D. THREE won the London International Creative Competition Award in 2016.