Talking glitter, glam, and Googoosh with Iranian fashion designer extraordinaire Hushi
If you’d told Hushidar Mortezaie back in the 90s, when he was busy cutting his teeth on the streets of New York City, that he’d one day be clothing the likes of Madonna, Beyoncé, and Brad Pitt, he’d have called you crazy. Or, maybe not. To them – and his many other devotees – he’s known simply as ‘Hushi’. Adding heavy doses of glitter and glam to traditional Iranian motifs and aesthetics, he’s cultivated a style wholly his own, and with his ancient Persian name written all over it.
To those who don’t know him, Hushi can be something of a tough cookie to crack. There can be a proclivity, perhaps, to liken him to the haughty, dusky-eyed belles sporting his over-the-top gol-o-bolboli (REORIENT readers – if you still don’t know what this means … well, what are you waiting for?) outfits; and, while he is certainly something extraordinary, he’s arguably somewhat of an antihero.