Multiculturalism is at the heart of Tara Zadeh’s philosophy. It was in the myriad palaces, gardens and mosques of Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz in Iran that the concept and direction became clear, as the geometric forms, hypnotic symmetry and vibrant colours of the mosaics stretch from floor to ceiling heavily influenced designs. Seeking only the finest handcraft, these designs were taken to Ubrique in Spain, a small white town in the Serrania de Ronda Mountains renowned for its leather industry. In the same way that Iranian architecture has striking individuality, so to each Tara Zadeh handbag features unique character: elegant and refined, yet with a contemporary edge. This ‘edge’ varies through the range, from shape and tones to personal customisation. ‘Zadeh’, the founder’s mother’s maiden name, is a Persian suffix meaning ‘born of’ – a fitting label for the realisation of Tara’s long-imagined dream.