If Sevdaliza had a center title — she doesn’t use her final one professionally — it could be “depth.”
The Iranian-Dutch musical artist has a fascinating gaze, a commanding presence and she or he isn’t afraid of disquieting topics and imagery. To wit: Within the video for the one “Human” from her newest album “Shabrang,” she strips off a hooded gown in a flowery equestrian venue to disclose she is carrying solely sparkly pasties over her intimate bits — and has the legs of a horse.
She is understood for gender- and genre-bending, her music described as a mixture of digital, indie, trip-hop, various R&B and avant-garde. She’s wading into couture week as a mannequin in Iris Van Herpen’s summer time present.
WWD: Iris tells me your crimson gown was impressed partly by the ghost mantis, and the skirt by fungi. How do you are feeling carrying it?
Sevdaliza: I felt very empowered; it’s a particular feeling when Iris van Herpen designs a gown particularly for you.
WWD: Why did you comply with stroll within the trend present?
Sevdaliza: I felt impressed as a result of I acknowledge my very own creative course of in hers, and certainly our universes collide. She is actually a timeless artist and I felt honored to be a part of her present.
WWD: What have been your impressions of her atelier?
Sevadliza: Her atelier is unbelievable, the quantity of data and expertise flows by means of every bit. I’ve visited the atelier extra usually so I used to be identified to her means of working.
WWD: Iris says she was drawn to you not solely on your music, however the way in which you painting completely different visions of femininity. Are you able to discuss your creative motivation?
Sevdaliza: One thing that was born out of ache, has remodeled right into a mirror, a soundboard that unites individuals with myself. It attracts folks that acknowledge or aspire part of themselves in me and the opposite means round. It’s a symbiosis we will’t all the time comprehend however when it occurs, we perceive the larger image of all of it.
WWD: How vital is trend on your music movies and performances?
Sevdaliza: Effectively, I imagine that some trend remains to be really an expression artwork, as an alternative of made for mass consumption, so I really like to include designs that improve my imaginative and prescient or that encourage me to new works.