Zeynep Kartal catwalk show report A/W 2014 for LFW
Held at the arty Freemason’s Hall, Manchester native Zeynep Kartal made their runway debut at Fashion Scout for their autumn/winter 2014 collection. A nod to their native Manchester’s neo-gothic architecture, the designer took note of Victorian glamour and art nouveau to offer us a truly luxurious, feminine collection.
Staying true to our favourite seasonal hues, palettes ranged from ivories, teals, crimsons, blacks and all the metallics we could have ever hoped for. Luxurious lace, opulent silks, beautiful crepe georgettes and well constructed mesh gave real ladylike appeal, floating us into a plush cloud of girly dreamland.
While this collection provided a lot of structure through embellished tailored trousers, and shimmering coats and blazers, its true essence came from effervescent gowns, and cheeky mesh veiled sequinned tops. Our favourite, and the perfect culmination to this collection, was the long-sleeved, jewel encrusted, nude tulle gown that spoke to our lust for mist and wonder.
Perfectly conveying youthful womanhood, this collection had a modern take on classic glamour and most definitely satiated our girly tooth.
Photos: Erol Birsen