‘Reflect Your Light with Kutnu’ project, organized under the patronage of Dr. Sare Davutoğlu, Spouse of Prime Minister of Turkey, Mr. Ahmet Davutoğlu invites the world to unite for peace. Rabia Yalçın’s designs have already led her to be on the list of “The 500 Most Influential Muslims” due to her donations that she has earned from her artistic work. She first launched her collection in 1996 and has been spreading this creativity ever since. We had the pleasure of seeing her exhibition and fashion show where we say her creative designs on contemporary wear.
Kutnu fabric is the embodiment of unique values of a powerful history. It conveys the marks of the Silk Road which is symbolically the road of peaceful unity and interaction of different cultures without racial, religious, lingual discrimination. Kutnu will be re-introduced to the world again with these missions undertaken.
Starting off the show, we saw a series of black and white clothes. The color palette also included pink and beige, gold and beige, denim blue, ice blue and pearl white, rust and finally, ivory. The styles all included dresses, pant suits, palazzos, coats, crop tops, tapered and high-waist pants with the show stopping dress being a gown like we have never seen before.
The clothes all had intricate needle work and applique on it in form of designs that have been inspired from Turkish culture. The use of gold embroidery and metallic thread on the bags as well as the clothes gives a very traditional and unique look to the designs. The designer put the right amount of work on the designs, making them stand out and even more appealing.
The accessories played an important role throughout the show as the work was seen on the clothes as well as the belts and bags. From clutches, bowling, polo bags to totes, everything was a canvas for the designer. Belts in striking colors such as red and olive green also played an important role when it came to accessorizing the collection. The one thing I absolutely loved was the almond toe pumps that complimented every color.
The show-stopping dress was a ball gown in ivory with silver metallic thread used to make the self-embossed cloth even more majestic. The veil was accompanied by silver accessories which were quite different than what we have seen lately.
To be honest, the appreciation hoots back stage certainly won my heart as we got to see the hard work the designer and her team put into this splendid exhibition and fashion show.
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