This is an interesting fact: the FSHN 'Tehran Face-Off' editorial is the first of its kind in decades. Shot on location in Iran, a country known for being highly conservative even with its relatively moderate President Hassan Rouhani, the photoshoot offers Westerners a glimpse of what it would be like if more of these were to take place.
The Tajrish Bazaar in Tehran and the Manouchehri House in Kashan offer the perfect backdrop for the vibrant outfits put on display. Lensed by photographer Afra Pourdad and showcased on model Shabnam Molavi, the looks are at once traditional and modern. Although the brunette beauty forgoes wearing a chador, a common Iranian outer garment similar to the full-length abayas found in the Gulf and Saudi Arabia, she does don a rather exotic wardrobe.