March 11, 2012

Couture Fashion Week New York: Nedret Taciroglu (Turkey)

Last year during February and September 2011 fashion weeks, Nedret Tacuriglu's designs blew me away. I've been always a fan of the Turkish designers - [as much as I've been a fan of Turkish culture since the very first time I've actually met and befriended an exchange student from Istanbul back in 1998 while still in college - we were both part of a scholarship, sponsored by the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP)]. This girl taught me a lot about her homeland, and she taught me all the right things - so I learned earlier about the real country through the eyes of a beholder, not through some stereotypes...

What I've noticed about the Turkish designers right away is they are like the Italian designers - they know the color, how to work with it and how to mix-and-match it! They are also very attentive to the details of the designs. The handwork requires some serious close-ups, which you cannot really see from the photos, unless you look very, very closely...


Here's the Fall 2012 Collection from Nedret Tacuriglu - one of the designers, who has quickly become a favorite of the Couture Fashion Week New York fashion shows. No wonder she's been asked to come back again and again...


 












 





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