Zeynep Tosun’s AW14 collection ‘Oxidised’ encapsulates modern day street style and effortlessly combines it with classic seventies silhouettes, making for a stunningly chic collection. Sports luxe designs are rigid and streamlined with raw edges which make way for occasional fluidity in the form of wide legged trousers and a-line midi skirts. Each catwalk look is heavy in its contrast, offering both oversized and streamline elements which consistently complement each other with ease.
There is an explicitly androgynous feel to this collection with key pieces including puffa jackets, turtle neck sweatshirts, oversized coats and high waisted trousers. Tosun pays great attention to detail within her ‘Oxidised’ collection, garments are consistent in their detailing with big belts, statement boxy bags with faux fur trims and block heel boots perfectly accompanying Tosun’s seventies, street style hybrid. Vintage oversized pom-pom hats complete with leather visors feature in every look. Fabrics add a tactile quality to the collection, leather and fur panelling, wool crepe and brocade all feature heavily throughout.
The ‘Oxidised’ catwalk begins with an earthy colour palette of rusty, autumnal tones before delving into a blue haze with icy hues dominating the second half of the catwalk, strikingly contrasting the collection's warmer colour palette. Tosun’s exploration of lavish textures along with her innovative fusion of styles make for a beautifully luxurious AW14 collection which successfully encompasses classic shape and modern styling.
Istanbul born Tosun, studied fashion design at the Instituto di Marangoni in Milan before gaining experience working as part of the Alberta Ferretti design team. With a fourth season at Fashion Scout now under Tosun’s belt, it is exciting to see what she will do next.
By Charlotte Muscat (@CharlotteLM9)
Photography by Jamike-Latif (@JamikeLatif)