Founded by Persian-Canadian designer Kathy Fassihi in 2011, following her studies at Parson’s Paris School of Design, LANGARDI pioneered Manteau* Design for Iranian women, establishing the first professional ready-to-wear production in the country. Not only was the brand highly successful, it inspired a line of domestic designers, creating a flourishing industry that vastly improved the ability of Persian women to express their individual sense of style in everyday life.
In order to further develop her brand, Kathy partnered with German-Iranian HEC Paris Business School Graduate Lina Yasmin Drexler. Together they brought LANGARDIs unique blend of modern European lines and traditional Persian aesthetics to the international market in the beginning of 2019.
Drawing inspiration from its cultural and societal surroundings, LANGARDI creates, high-quality, distinctive designs that reflect an interplay of tradition and modernity, modesty and boldness, harmony and disruption. By showcasing the inspirational value, creative potency, ambitious talent and incredible beauty present in the country, the brand hopes to spread an alternative view of modern-day Persia that enables a different type of international dialogue.