Shirin Guild (1946) was born and raised in Iran. Her homeland and its sea and mountains are still an important source of inspiration for her work.
Guild studied with a teacher from the Central Saint Martins University of the Arts, in London, and launched her own London fashion label in 1991. Her aesthetics are based on Iranian men’s clothing, combined with a refined sense of modernity and minimalism. The fabrics she uses are handmade and manipulated with the latest techniques and materials, such as steel and washable paper. Shirin Guild’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.