Originally from Iran, Maryam Nassir Zadeh grew up in Los Angeles, graduating from Rhode Island School of Design before moving back to LA to design her namesake ready to wear collection from 2002 to 2007. Nassir Zadeh then moved to New York to receive an associate’s degree in Fashion Studies at Parsons in 2006, before opening her designer boutique in the Lower East Side with her husband Uday Kak in 2008.
Launching her ready to wear and footwear collection in Spring 2013 Maryam Nassir Zadeh's namesake collection is based on her life as a mother and career woman. Nassir Zadeh draws inspiration from her international perspective as an Iranian born, American raised woman with family in India and Mexico and her inherent love of world travel. The origin of her vision when designing is the profound connectivity of it all. Design connects the balance of energy and patience used in the many expressive roles she takes on.