London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017
Designer: BARRUS

The two designers of BARRUS, Neslisah Yilmaz and Nur Caglayan, have fused contemporary ideas with traditional Turkish elements for their SS17 collection – a collection delicately veiled in grandeur and elegance.

Turkish international model Tulin Sahin opened and closed their show at London Fashion Week. (She was crowned by Allure as one of the world’s top 50 models.) Tulin wore an asymmetric top with an adaptation of artist’s Anne Marie Zilberman’s Golden Tears – a painting inspired by and in the style of Gustav Klimt.

The designer duo’s inspiration came from the renowned works of artist Gustav Klimt. One bronze evening dress is adorned with an adaptation of ‘The Kiss’ –the most famous of all Klimt’s paintings.

Others are adorned with embellished swirls similar to those in his Tree of Life and Expectation paintings.

Klimt’s ‘Golden Leaf Period’ is brought to life in jewel tones of bronze and rose gold.

Whilst fine silks are in an array of colours mirroring the vivid colour palette Klimt used.

Slim-line silk, French lace and delicate chiffon are contrasted with heavily embellished sequins, and voluminous pleated ruffles.

Barrus remains true to the brand’s origins continuing its study into the traditional Turkish art of marbling throughout the collection. Marbling (Ebru in Turkish) is one of the oldest handicraft arts of the Turkish culture dating back to the 13th Century. The marbling technique is a method of aqueous surface design producing patterns similar to smooth marble. The patterns are the result of the sprinkling and brushing of paints in a pan of water or a viscous solution. This is then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface such as paper and in this case fabric..

Our choices for a Day at the Races:

Ideal for: Aintree Grand National – two choices here:

  1. The short baby pink dress with the sexy Bardot top and on trend ruffles is given a pop of colour with the under-ruffle layer in a deeper pink marbling pattern.
  2. With a short bandeau dress underneath, the delicate knee length lace overlay is the star of the show. It manages to blend simple chic and flamboyant elegance with clean lines and dramatic bell sleeves. Bell sleeves are a BIG trend for this season.

Ideal for: Newmarket Guineas or Epsom Derby – look pretty in pink with an A-line midi-dress in heavy lace and sparkly spaghetti straps.

Ideal for: Royal Ascot – the simple-style sheath dress allows the Turkish marbling pattern to shine. In a summery aqua shade and adorned with embellished Klimt sunflowers. This dress covers all the Royal Enclosure dress code rules – below-the-knee skirt length and one-inch straps.

Ideal for: Glorious Goodwood or York Ebor – looking feminine and cool in a short aqua dress with a breezy midi-length lace overlay.

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