Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Cemil Ipekci

If you love fairy tales and colours, this genius turkish designer will capture you with his ethnic style. Cemil Ipekci was born on August 5th 1948 in Istanbul, he graduated from the department of design of the "Royal Academy of Arts" in London. He is one of my all-time favourite designers, because his designs are really unique. Cemil Ipekci shows a synthesis of cultures in his collections and mostly interpretes the Ottoman. He has such an amazing eye for the old fabrics and their embroideries. His collections seem like old fairy tales, every dress seems to tell another story. Cemil Ipekci symbolizes the bridge between orient and occident in the world of Haute Couture. The way he uses past elements in a contempory way truly inspires me. It has to be thrilling to meet this wonderful designer...
(Image courtesy of THY Skylife magazine)

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