Former U of O student launches latest streetwear collection
Although many students were at their Easter Sunday dinners on March 27, or enjoying their long weekend catching up on sleep and hanging out with their families, former University of Ottawa student Amir Zargara was launching his latest streetwear collection from his brand Zargara.
Check out the gallery below for a look at the latest collection from the launch event at the SAW Gallery.
The newest collection, which Zargara says is a mix of on-trend items and more creative, risky pieces, features an array of stylish streetwear pieces in dark hues, making them versatile and easy to wear with anything.
Many of the pieces are also unisex, something many brands are attempting and often struggling to delve into this season. Zargara pulls them off by keeping them structured, yet still loose enough for any gender to pull off perfectly.
“I’m there a lot though still, because like I’ve done the Her Campus show since… three years ago,” says Zargara. “(About) half of my models… are from uOttawa.”
“I get inspired by movies a lot,” says Zargara. “The lace-up dress, I picked that from old British movies, like the Robin Hood era. Everyone had shirts that were lace-up, even guys had (shirts) that were lace-up, so I tricked the lace-up, I put it on a long dress for ladies.”
Zargara, whose line is available online and in the ByWard market during the summer months, says that he knows that some people’s biggest hesitation with online shopping is picking the right sizes. In order to encourage people to try out his brand, he has his email address on the Babes & Gents website, where the Zargara line is sold, so people can send them his measurements and he can help them choose the right size.
“I make appointments with people, I’ll meet them downtown (Ottawa) and stuff, and then they can try (the clothing) on with no pressure. If they like it, they buy it, if they don’t, it’s okay.”
SVDVM from RBLx performing at the launch event.
SVDVM from RBLx.
Velli Ventura performing at the launch event.
Photos: Dongjiao Wang.