Turkish designer hits Paris; Ferrari’s fashions
Renee Minus White | 3/9/2017, midnight
In Paris, France, Turkish designer Selma Celik recently presented a glamorous 1970s collection for SELMACELIK on the runway for Paris Fashion Week. Her looks were stunning. Known internationally for her chic clothes, beautiful tailoring and elegant minimalist aesthetic, this young, talented designer’s fall/winter ’17 collection showcases sporty pieces.
The look was luxurious and effortless. In the collection, there were soft satins, silks and furs that moved on the runway with ease. Highlights included the label’s signature outerwear pieces, pantsuits, sheer styles and metallic modes punctuated by pops of crimson and green that dominated the show.
The entire collection offered a 1970s vibe with sequined details that shimmered brighter than a disco ball at Studio 54. Laser-cut leather separates added interest to all-black numbers, and elegant fur trims on outerwear spawned the perfect amount of excess to the collection. The audience roared with delight when the young designer came to take a bow. From the reaction of the audience, it was obvious that this collection is far from Celik’s “last dance.”
Celik studied fashion at Institute Maragoni in Milan. The SELMACILEK collections are known for innovative designs. They are created to fill a niche in the women’s luxury market. Her clothes are perfectly balanced between stylish furs and leathers. The initial focus is to bring everyday wardrobe staples to the forefront of fashion.
In its third season, Ferrari Concept plays with symbols of speed, freedom and the expression of luxury. Ferrari is known for its technical excellence, especially in their cars. Their ability to produce excellence in fashion is now combined with a unique, sleek aesthetic and style. Think about a James Bond movie, and fashionable folks speeding around some of Europe’s towns driving fast luxury vehicles. Ferrari’s fashion garments reflect and elevate their vision. These garments create a visual space that is both timeless and hyper-modern.
The line is designed by Erik Raynal, who recently joined the brand as co-creative director. He works with the brand’s founder Paige Horinek. The pair strives for a sense of functionality that is fluid, luxurious and emancipatory.
With twisting formula one codes, their collection offers a gender-bending vision. Their unisex garments rework classic cuts into experimental, tailored designs. Opposites attract throughout the collection.
Midi coats are back in this new line. Straight-cut blazers in classical shapes are suited up with gas pants in shiny gabardine. Asymmetrical, hyper feminine dresses rub shoulders with boyfriend jeans and velvet pleated pants. For fall/winter ’17, velvet is very popular. As a reference to race-car attitudes, the company’s logo, “RUSH,” is sprinkled over the designs.
This collection redefines luxury. Their minimalist unisex designs have a high-end sportswear sensibility in lavish materials with customized details. This season, the collection comes complete with a wide range of accessories including shoes, belts and bags.