Returning to the Fashion Scout catwalk for another season, Zeynep Kartal has once again showcased an exquisitely feminine collection exuding sophisticated glamour.
'Efflorescene' explores the notion of 'flowering out' - drawing on inspiration from Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic British novel, 'The Secret Garden'. Kartal demonstrates the all encompassing power and charm of nature. Feminine silhouettes constructed in the most delicate chiffon and silk fabrics allude to the turning of the seasons as Kartal captures the notion of transformation throughout her collection.
Detailing is ethereal, with Kartal's signature embellishing showcased in oversized pearlescent beading which is contrasted by delicate embroidery in thigh split column dresses and structured box cut tops. Kartal's colour palette once again references the secret garden and the concept of change and transformation. Vivid lime tones fall into rose pinks and dove greys as the collection itself evolves as it takes to the catwalk, barely there botanical prints and floral applique detailing add elements of enchantment to 'Efflorescene' and fresh whites highlight a feeling of re-birth.
Kartal perfectly captures the wonder of nature in luxe floor skimming dress, pleated calf skirts and sheer panelling. Particular highlights of the collection included sculpted silk bodies teamed with floating collarless capes and a show stopping final catwalk look featuring a full skirted, three-dimensional floral dress with a classically nipped in waist in pink tones.
As ever, Kartal gives us a faultless lesson in timeless occasion and evening wear.
By Charlotte Muscat, (@CharlotteLM9).
Images by Kathryn Younger.