As earthy manifestations of an imaginary paradise, where architecture and horticulture were brought together into meticulous perfection, the Persian garden was the point of inspiration for ArdAzAei's debut couture collection.

A poetic ode to the transcended beauty of nature, 'Midnight in the Persian Garden' honours the incredibly complex systems of engineering required to create such sublime spaces through couture's intricate techniques of smocking, pleating, embroidery and appliqué.

"I have been searching for the long-lasting beauty and respect for nature that you'll find in the Persian Garden, some of which date back to early as 4,000 BC" says Bahareh Ardakani. ArdAzAei's founder and creative director.