FashWand is a luxury fashion brand that creates exquisitely elegant, yet spicy designs based on wildlife and ancient art inspired paintings by Azi. FashWand is committed to raising awareness about rare and endangered wildlife.
Azi first started drawing dresses at age 6, reimagining her Barbie doll dresses with new colors, styles, and patterns. She closely observed the colors and patterns in nature and wildlife, spotted them while hiking and started drawing them at age 8. At age 14, Azi painted on her clothing and made her own hand-painted tops and dresses. Her passion for design grew as she studied Fine Arts as an undergraduate, during which she painted over 200 unique paintings and textile designs.
After her undergraduate years, Azi became curious about emergent behavior in wildlife, which is how simple evolutionary rules can create complex and beautiful group behavior. This led her to an MS in Computer Science, a PhD in systems engineering, and a career in technology with a focus on large scale innovative autonomous systems.
After completing her PhD, Azi took a trip to the historic city of Florence, Italy, where the intricate beauty of antique and ancient architecture and Italian designs inspired Azi to return to her lifelong passions for fashion, art, and wildlife by launching FashWand.
Shortly afterward, Azi launched The Wildlife Jewels® Collection, a collection of luxury wearable fine art embellished with striking Wildlife paintings, each of which represents a unique gemstone. The FashWand Collection ranges from Men’s Accessories to Women’s Sports to Resort Wear to a Couture Collection, which features intricate wildlife-inspired appliqué and jewels, showcasing rare and endangered birds of paradise, butterflies, cheetahs, and flowers.
FashWand is committed to being a trend-setting and modern brand, while collaborating with wildlife conservation foundations to protect wildlife and transform the luxury fashion industry toward a sustainable future.