I wasn’t going to write today because I have so much to do… but one look at GOCI‘s collection and I just couldn’t help but share!
Anyway it’s super early (my gift is my curse, it seems that the earlier it is, the more productive I am… I often wonder what I could accomplish if I just woke up at 4am every morning…), so I will leave you with these lovely images (how I wish I could jump into that first picture) and info on Cindy and Golnessa:
Cindy Ayvar and Golnessa Farmanara both immigrated to the United States from Mexico and Iran at an early age. They met Sone Phengthirath from Laos while studying fashion design in Woodbury University in Burbank California. After receiving their B.A degree in 2004 they went right to work and formed their own company called SOGOCI. Under SOGOCI they showcased their collection of Couture gowns and casual wear at the Susan G. Koman fashion for a cure fashion Show in 2005. During this period they costumed designed gowns for their private clients, worked for L.A designer, styled for music videos and magazine covers. Their designs have embraced the pages of fashion magazines and publications. In the year 2007 Cindy Ayvar and Golnessa Farmanara decided to continue their education in Europe. They enrolled in the advanced masters program in the Polimoda School of Fashion in Florence Italy. For their final project Cindy Ayvar presented her collection called “Purity” which was inspired by the incredible beauty of the ocean in her native Mexico. Golnessa Farmanara presented her collection called “Silent Beauty” inspired by the incredible resilience of Iranian woman in the face of cultural oppression. After receiving their masters degree and experiencing the European fashion and lifestyle for a year they moved back to Los Angeles in 2008. Since then they have created a new line under GOCI introducing their new ready to wear collection, which will be presented in an upcoming fashion show. What distinguishes the designs of Cindy Avyar and Golnessa Farmanara is that you see and feel a unique mixture of their rich cultural heritage powered by their extensive education and experience in United States and Europe.