To literally have the world on your shoulders (and all over your body) is a pretty cool concept, no? Cityzen by Azin designer Azin Valy uses NASA satellite imagery of the world’s capitals printed on the finest fabrics and materials to create women’s and men’s apparel and accessories. The process merges art, culture, geography, fashion and photography into high concept global style.
Azin utilizes her award-winning architectural expertise from her previous career to match topographical details in the NASA imagery to specific details on her designs. The Tiber River appears as a thin ribbon in the satellite image and forms a strap on the “Rome” dress. The Zagros mountain range becomes the gathered neckline of the “Teheran” dress. Closer to home, the George Washington Bridge straddles the front and back of the “New York” dress establishing distinct New York and New Jersey sides.
According to Valy, “Cityzen blends the human form with the urban landscape to link people to the places they love the most.” Each item includes a hangtag with a mini-map and travel guide to the hippest places and events in the city represented in the design.
Available from the Cityzen online shop and at select specialty stores in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, New York, New Jersey and around the country.