Shirin Guild (born 1946) is a contemporary British Iranian fashion designer. Her label was established in London, in 1991. Shirin Guild was born in 1946 and grew up in Iran. Prior to the 1978 revolution she moved to Los Angeles and then to London where she lives today.
Shirin Guild is renowned for utilising unconventional materials and manufacturing technologies, which she combines with traditional fabrics and craftsmanship. Guild’s innovative, minimalistic garments are made of uniquely devised fabrics, based on yarns made from cashmere, silk, linen, wool, cotton, stainless steel, copper, hemp, bamboo, pineapple and even paper, or combinations thereof.
Shirin Guild clothes are at the top-end of the designer ready-to-wear market. Most garments are manufactured entirely in Britain. The label has found acclaim worldwide.
Shirin Guild’s work is widely mentioned in the media, as well as in academic publications and creations of the label have been selected by leading international museums and educational institutions, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York for their permanent collections.