Zeynep Kartal SS16 – London Fashion Week

Zeynep Kartal, the last show on Saturday felt contemporary, set on an immaculately white runway; the collection enhanced this mood with sleek sophistication.

Hair and make-up remained simple, in order to avoid detracting attention from the exquisite evening wear. The hair was lightly tousled, with slight waves woven through. Make-up was delicate and feminine, soft browns were used to define the eyes. The model’s had a subtle summer glow with bronzed skin.

With a simplistic but bold colour palette white and coral were predominant, grounded by nudes and navy. The collection correlated perfectly, despite an engaging range of designs, they all worked together seamlessly together.

Some dresses were delicately encased by floral, jacquard lace, mimicking a cape over the upper arm. The lace added texture and depth to the garments’ silky surface. Bardot necklines complimented the models, creating a graceful demeanour.

Striking hints of formal menswear blazers crept through, reworked into flattering feminine silhouettes. Sleeveless dresses mimicked the silhouettes of long line, single breasted blazers, this style was also worked into waistcoats partnered with wrap over skirts and jumpsuits. Jumpsuits were flared – elongating the figure dramatically following the line created by deep, plunging necklines. These pieces were sleek and enhanced by a gentle glimmer from the fabric reflecting the catwalk spotlights. Simple nude and black heels finished the looks allowing the clothes to maintain the attention of the audience.

The show concluded the second day beautifully.


Words by: April Edgar

Photos: Sarah Brown