Nima Behnoud, founder and designer of NIMANY, has created a new fusion of art and fashion in his handmade, custom T-shirts. Born in Tehran, Iran in 1976, Nima studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and started silk-screening Persian motifs on canvas in his early years. But he soon realized that great art could also be worn, and subsequently, launched his company in August 2003.
Celebrities like Heidi Klum, Pras Michael of the Fugees and Alexandra Richards (Keith Richards’ daughter) may not realize they are wearing ancient Iranian poetry by Rumi & Hafez, but they are certainly aware of its artistic beauty, and are helping to expand Nima’s reputation as a cutting-edge fashion designer in Manhattan.
You may see and purchase Nima’s T-shirt designs at www.nimany.com