Boris Bidjan Saberi is a German high-fashion designer, based in Barcelona. Born in Munich on September 11, 1978 to a German mother and a Persian father. “These biographical factors play a fundamental role in Boris’s formation : they combine dual systems such as West/Middle East traditions and form/formless garments with the designer’s passion for numerology”. Both parents worked in the fashion industry, running their own label. As a result, he was introduced to the world of fashion at a very early stage of his life which shaped his career path: studying fashion design in Barcelona, graduating in 2006. While Saberi had launched his first leather accessory line while still in university, his label Boris Bidjan Saberi was launched after his graduation in 2007.
His work is noted for functional qualities and it’s wide range of references, including skate culture, street style, hip-hop, and clothing from the Middle East. “The designer matures a peculiar clothing language through the celebration of his innate heritage between European and Middle-Eastern culture. It is therefore the burst of an instinctive primitiveness in which raw materials and accurate tailoring fuse together.”
Saberi has collaborated with multiple brands, designers and artists throughout his career, such as Dita Eyewear, Geza Schoen, and Reebok, Salomon, to name a few. In 2013, Saberi launched a secondary line called 11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi. This line features more streetwear with a sporty appearance and is generally targeting a lower price point than the products in his mainline. As stated on the about text on his website: “11 is in fact the symbolic trademark of the brand and the name of Saberi’s additional line.”
Nevertheless, the products of the mainline can be considered even more high-end than those of the secondary line. It includes a range of high-end luxury pants: The probably most-popular P13 (regular fit), the “hiphop-fashion baggy kind of” P23 and the P14 which falls into the category slim fit. All pants are available as waxed, so-called vinyl processed pants and some even exist as hand-stitched versions.