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Solmaz Shams
Wearable Art

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Solmaz obtained her Bachelor of Art degree in Fashion Design from Farah University in 1977. Her course of studies included not only topics related to dress designs but also textile design and fashion harmony. Since 1990, Solmaz has been having her own fashion design and fashion consulting business, preparing custom-made bridal gowns, evening gowns, and Haute Couture style garments. Her customers have included some famous personalities in the greater Washington Metropolitan Area.

In the past 10 years, Solmaz has introduced "Felt" textile into some of her designs. Felt is a non-woven fabric made from entangled wool fibers. A few major fashion houses have started using some form of felt in their collections. Solmaz got introduced to felting while traveling in Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan). At that time, she was involved in painting and dress design. Learning about felting, she had a revelation that this age-old technique would complement both of those interests. She has used a variation of felting technique in which wool fibers are felted through a woven fabric so that garments made with this type of textile can be worn in warmer seasons too.

To purchase call: 310-991-7144 or e-mail gabrielle.artistsstudio.pvac@gmail.com



Shams Top

Title: Shams Top

Organza fabric & felted Merion wool, decorated with dyed hankies.
Size: Large

Price: $450

Title: White Shawl

Silk Organza decorated with felted Merino Wool. White silk laces and beads. Size 19 x 58

Price: $270

Shams White Shawl

Shams Off white Shawl

Title: Off-White Shawl with Hankies

Off-white Merino felted wool decorated with dyed felted wool hankies.
Size 27 x 70

Price: $250

Title: Red Merino Wool Jacket
Decorated with white silk hankies and white Merino wool.

Size: Medium

Price: $420

Shams Red Merino Wool

Shams Green Lace Felted

Title: Green Lace Felted Top

With Merino wool

Size: Medium

Price: $400

Title: Hand bag

Cotton fabric decorated with needle-felted Merion wool.

Price: $150

Shams hand bag cotton fabric

Shams Silk Organza with hankies

Title: Green Silk Organza Jacket

With Merino wool and decorated with dyed hankies.

Size: Medium, Large

Price: $450

Title: Green Silk Organza Jacket

With Merano wool.

Size: Medium, Large

Price: $400

Shams Green Silk Organza
Shams Beige Lace Felted

Title: Beige Lace Felted Top

With Merino wool.

Size: Medium

Price: $400

Title: Two Piece Blouse and Skirt

Off-white silk organza blouse decorated with felted Merino dyed wool.
Size: Large

Price: $560

Shams Two Piece Top and Skirt
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