International Costum Designer-artist firm. Saihya recognizes a story from the light essential of her vision. When she see’s light she reflects from objects around her. Creating from the corneal and screen-playing by the pupil and the lens her eyes. We deliver an unheard story transition to life. Globally inspired and culturally cross-pollinated, through unbounded expressions of characters . Our aesthetic philosophy is embedded in our name—your Saihya is a projection of who we create.
Hailed as Afghanistan's tabla virtuoso, Salar Nader is a percussionist, composer, educator and producer. Groomed by Grammy Award winner Zakir Hussain, he currently tours with legendary
bassist Stanley Clarke. Salar composed the music and played tabla in six other Kite Runner productions throughout the U.S. and Canada. He made his Broadway debut in New York City on June 6th, 2022 for The Kite Runner. Nader has founded the Salar Nader Tabla Foundation (SNTF) in 2019 to support and groom the next generation of musical and Tabla artists via SNTF scholarships. It’s an honor to collaborate with Salar in this exclusive line for costume wear.
The inspiration behind the opening night design was the “Pehran-e-Tumban with a western touch. The overlay additional pattern that is attached to the garment creates a flying kite fluidity effect. The accessory cross effect design is an implementation of kites in the air with an Afghan cultural embellishment finish. The entire look is distinctly warrior-esque and portrays the strength of the Afghan people. Most importantly it is a unique representation of our Afghan roots which is what we wanted to showcase on the red carpet. Thank you Salar Nader and the Kite Runner on Broadway for allowing me to design for such a momentous event.
Costume designs for Farhad Darya
Farhad Darya Nasir (Pashto: فرهاد دریا) born 22 September 1962) is an Afghan singer,of the Pashtun ethnicity, composer and music producer who has written and composed songs in various languages which has received recognition from all around the world. He founded a band, Goroh-e-Baran (meaning "Rain Band") best known Afghan bands in the 1980s. Darya has sold over 2 million copies of albums. Salaam Afghanistan album in 2003, DVD release of music videos in March 2004. Ghaita. Awards: 2003: Afghanistan: Best Singer of the Year 2005: Denmark: in 2006: Human Rights Award, by Commission of Human Rights 2008: Afghanistan: Best Album of the Year 2009: Afghanistan: Best Singer of the Year 2011 in Dubai, UAE in 2012 & India: "Super Star" ATN Award. the acclaimed ones produced in exile, many of which deal with the Soviet–Afghan War and the resulting misfortunes of the war-torn nation. Most of the music is aimed at helping Afghans bringing peace and to their countres of national unity. Darya produced additional scori and lyrics for Through Her Eyes a film by Mithaq Kazimi in 200, background music for the film In Foreign Land (1998). Sara Assefi - Saihya has been costum designer for Farhad Darya since: 2020- Present
Costume Design for Sonia Nassery Cole
Sonia Nassery Cole worked in film since 1994. In 2007, she directed the short film The Bread Winner. In 2010, her film The Black Tulip was selected as Afghanistan's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. The film won "best picture" awards in Boston Film Festival, Beverly Hills Film Festival, and the Salento Film Festival. The film, which premiered at the Ariana Cinema Theater September 23, 2010 and screened at the NATO base as well as an American Embassy, and distributed by SnagFilms, is about a family in Kabul opening a restaurant business after the fall of the Taliban regime. The film received press in The New York Times, The New York Observer, NBC, and ABC. Her film “I AM YOU” is an independent feature film based on the true story of three Afghan refugees, their will to survive, and the dramatic conditions they endure on their journeys. Humanitarian work in Afghanistan. After the support of President Ronald Reagan and years of activism thereafter, Sonia founded the Afghanistan World Foundation in 2002 and also channelled her passion to spread awareness about the injustice in her country through documentaries and film, primarily deals with humanitarian work, improving the conditions for women and children in Afghanistan. Thank you Sonia for movie credits: Sara Assefi
Costume Design Feathers Music video - Mozhdah Jamalzadah
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