Established in 1993 by Eskandar Nabavi, the eskandar womenswear label has grown in success at an unprecedented rate.
2nd September 2002 - eskandar opened his London flagship ï¿½mini departmentï¿½ store. The 4000 square foot space houses the womenï¿½s and menï¿½s clothing collections, the eskandar bath & body collection, jewellery, ceramics and homeware.
4th October 2003 - the 3000 square foot Paris boutique opened, including the womenï¿½s and menï¿½s clothing collections, bath & body, jewellery and homeware. The shop is located at: 7 rue Princesse, St Germain-des-Pres, 75006 Paris.
4th February 2005 - eskandar opened his first freestanding boutique in the United States, located at 33 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003. The 6,000 square foot store encompasses the eskandar lifestyle, featuring womenï¿½s and menï¿½s collections, accessories, home, bath & body products, books and furniture.
Now the ladies collection is sold in approximately 81 locations worldwide ï¿½ including 38 Neiman Marcus stores across the United States. In Bergdorf Goodman, New York and Neiman Marcus, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Eskandar has opened complete in-store lifestyle boutiques. These spaces are modelled on his own shops in London, Paris and New York.
The signature fluid lines and traditional, voluminous silhouettes, are brought to life with exclusive and luxurious fabrics, for which eskandar has become renowned world-wide. Because of his international background and regular travels with his parents, Eskandar became aware at an early age of the different traditional clothing of many countries. Clothes that are not governed by ï¿½trendsï¿½ but by function and tradition ï¿½ layers that could be removed or added as temperatures rose or fell ï¿½ a volume that gave ease of movement and comfort. This was the major influence on his collection and Eskandar has taken many of these traditional shapes and made them wearable today. Using natural and noble fabrics, the collection has become a synthesis of cultures and traditions. Being taught to knit by his grandmother as a young boy gave Eskandar the first medium to start expressing himself. Luxurious cashmere knits now form the core of the collection and are sought out worldwide by loyal customers.