UAL alumni Nariman Janghorban named Stylist of the Year 2022
CAFA was created to celebrate outstanding achievements and emerging talent in the Canadian fashion industry, and 2022 year's winners include UAL graduate Nariman Janghorban.
"Honouring established and emerging designers, models, image makers, stylists, beauty artists, and influencers, the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards has established itself as a premier event in the Canadian fashion industry."
About the winner of the Stylist of the Year Award
Tell us a bit about yourself and your creative journey so far:
During high school, I discovered that fashion really intrigued me and so I started looking for a University where I could learn more about it. I applied to CSM (Central Saint Martins) Fashion Foundation course on the advice of a family member and during that program, I put together a portfolio that helped me get into the BA. The Fashion Design and Marketing course taught me a lot about research and design processes and made me realize how much I like putting together the final images of looks, rather than designing the clothes.
Since graduating in 2009, the process of image-making has always interested me; even back in school, it was the part I enjoyed the most. I moved back to Canada and began styling. I started with small personal projects and built enough of a portfolio that led me to get jobs in commercials and editorial.
How did your time at UAL contribute to your work?
I have very fond memories of my time at UAL. The school’s atmosphere influenced me with its creativity: my classmates were some of the most stimulating and creative people I have ever met. Also, tutors played a central role in teaching me how important research and references are for the final result.
You won the 2022 Canadian Awards - congratulations! Tell us more about that...
Thank you so much! It was a big surprise to hear my name announced as the winner. It feels great to have my work recognised, and I feel motivated to do even more. There are many talented people in this country, who get rarely seen at an international level. I hope this Award will help to showcase Canada’s creative resources worldwide and that it will also open new opportunities for me.
Collaborations/projects for 2023?
I am releasing a 2023 calendar featuring 12 original images that I have been working on with my regular collaborator Justin Aranha, which is one of my favorite projects so far!