Some, like me, translate this congenital, undying love into prose, poetry, and other such pretty little things. Aside from words, however, there isn’t much to feast your eyes on in my case. Fortunately, however, there’s Keanoush Da Rosa. Having experimented with a plethora of styles, themes, and aesthetics throughout his short, yet fruitful career, the young fashion stylist has, in recent years, turned his attention towards Iran.
Think sultry, limber belles with sormeh-rimmed eyes, pomegranate-strewn sets, an edible array of colours, and all the swagger and oomph that Iranians have, since the times of Herodotus and Xenophon, been famous for. It isn’t only Iran’s illustrious past he’s interested in, though; he also harbours an affection for contemporary Iran in all its beautiful pandemonium and complexity. And, to top things off, he’s recently relocated from London to Dubai, in the heart of the Persian Gulf – just a stone’s throw away from his beloved homeland.
To find out about his love affair with Iran and how it’s served as the impetus for some of his recent shoots for publications such as Vogue Italia, I caught up with Keanoush for an exclusive interview.