Zeynep Kartal’s Spring Summer 2016 collection is inspired by a painting by James Tissot called Rue Royal. The painting is a group of men, all very important aristocrats with a good sense of style and fashion.
Zeynep Kartal has reinterpreted this painting for her collection by eliminating its male dominance and celebrating today’s strong,
influential, independent and urban woman.
The collection is all about female strength and elegance. Kartal’s Spring Summer 2016 collection featured angelically soft colours and flawless embodiment of ultimate feminine styles together with encrusting and minimalistic transparent designs across Freemasons’ Gallery. Kartal’s collection used luxury fabrics such as silk crepe, embroidery, lace and georgette.
About Zeynep Kartal
Zeynep launched the Zeynep Kartal brand beginning of 2013, following more than twenty years of experience in the fashion industry in a variety of areas including textile, design, production and marketing.
Turkish designer has now made a splash in the celebrity-filled red carpets of the UK, and wowing the catwalks of London’s Fashion Week with her elegant silhouettes and modern lines sought after by a growing number of American & British celebrities including Whitney Port, Lady Jude, Emma Miller, Rochal Humes, Lady Gaga, Coleen Rooney, Pixie Lott, Amanda Holden, Marina and The Diamonds, Michelle Keegan & Cheryl Cole.
‘My collections are elegant, timeless, sophisticated, and because of the detailed elements every piece of the collection is unique and tailored to fit. For each collection, I aim to give the Zeynep Kartal ethos for every woman who wears a Zeynep Kartal dress a feeling of stylish sophistication and self-confidence.’
The Zeynep Kartal aesthetic creates a distinctive sense of elegance and femininity using the finest fabrics including natural silk, crepe, lace, and lurex silk hand-made embellishments. Zeynep feels those pieces create a distinctive sense of femininity and influences are key in the Zeynep Kartal brand. Zeynep’s aim is to encourage women to find their own style and to feel confident in their appearance. ‘Zeynep Kartal’s’ signature style is smooth and sophisticated elegance.
Zeynep likes to take on more than one challenge, and has also launched a ‘Little Ladies’ which is a unique childrenswear collection, that aims to give ‘Little Ladies’ a touch of ladylike elegance which is another ‘Zeynep Kartal’s’ unique range.
Tolga CAKIR – LONDON