Spring/Summer ’17 fashion on a dime

Renee Minus White | 8/4/2016, 12:21 p.m.
Dime-Mexico Fashion House put on a splendid show during Berlin Fashion Week.
Spring/summer designs by Dime Mexico for Berlin Fashion Week. Contributed

Dime-Mexico Fashion House put on a splendid show during Berlin Fashion Week. This ever-growing brand presented a higher level of fashion designs, offering plenty of details. Dramatic draping on jackets and tops was noticeable. Elongated skirts with pleats hit just above the knee. There were longer skirt styles in lace, and shawls were shown throughout the collection. Prints were in vibrant, fruit-colored hues, and long sleeveless jackets added zest to outfits. For men, there were tunics over shorter pants.

As a part of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, the show gave Mexican fashion designers visibility with both specialized and general critics. The show is an initiative that was created within the framework of the Mexico-Germany Dual Year.

Kym Ellery’s innate sense of style and fashion-forward designs have made the Ellery brand a firm favorite for celebrities, media and the fashion industry worldwide. Ellery has achieved cult local status and international success since her launch in 2007 and has produced fashion for Stella McCartney.

With a more traditional line, Zeynep Tosun made quite a good impression. She was born in Istanbul but attended the Instituto di Marangoni, located in Milan, to study fashion design. Tosun has interned with Alberta Ferretti as a member of Ferretti’s team. Her Haute Couture and Pret-a-Porter collections during London Fashion Week were newsworthy. Stars such as Lady Gaga and Nicole Scherzinger wear her designs.

Another interesting designer presenting at Istanbul’s fashion week was Basak Cankes. Her label specializes in “wearable art.” Her clothes are inspired by paintings, and the prints in her collection were beautiful in abstract designs and bright colors. She previously worked as a personal assistant for designers Gunseli Turkay and Gul Agis, designing artistic patterns for their winter collection. She carries the collection and other items in her gallery-boutique store, which features her wearable art label Bashaques.