Turkish designs at Paris Fashion Week
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily NewsThree Turkish fashion designers will exhibit their new collections in Paris, France, repored the Anatolia news agency.
Hüseyin Çağlayan, Hakan Yıldırım and Arzu Kaprol are among the designers who join the Paris Fashion Week that kicked off on Feb. 28 with the in-crowd abuzz at the prospect of style icon Hedi Slimane designing for Yves Saint Laurent, and rumours putting a newly-free Raf Simons in the wings at Dior.
Opening with a day devoted to young designers, the Paris autumn-winter collections round off a month of womenswear shows that have sent fashionistas, models and media trooping on a style trail from New York to London and Milan.
A cellist performing George Frideric Handel’s baroque masterpiece “Sarabande” set the tone as Portugal’s Fatima Lopes sent out sleek, second-skin silhouettes, in solid tones of nude, blood red, burgundy and black.
Dior will be grabbing the spotlight at the Paris shows tomorrow, together with Lanvin. Haider Ackermann and Jean Paul Gaultier will follow on March 3, and Hermes, Kenzo and Givenchy will wrap up the weekend on March 4.
Fashion Week will continues on March 5 with Pilati’s last show for Saint Laurent, Britain’s Stella McCartney, and the young Maxime Simoens’ first line for Leonard.
On March 7 Chanel takes over the ornate, domed Grand Palais hall before shows by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Valentino and Alexander McQueen.
Marc Jacobs’ latest look for Louis Vuitton headlines the final day of the shows, which wrap up with Lebanese designers Elie Saab and Rabih Kayrouz.
Turkish Cypriot fashion designer Çağlayan will present his new collection on March 2. Yıldırım’s fashion show will take place on March 6 and Kaprol will exhibit her new collection on March 7.