11 Apr

The Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Pre-Fall 2011 Show (« Paris-Byzance ») was an homage to Turkey’s past, especially Byzantium and the Empress Theodora.

Other Turkey-influenced collections : Anna Sui Spring/Summer 2007 (embroideries), Bora Aksu Spring/Summer 2011 (Istanbul), Charlotte Simpson Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (Istanbul’s architecture, art and ceramics), Dice Kayek Couture Spring/Summer 2010 (Black Label Collection inspired by Istanbul and Constantinople), Dries Van Noten Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (inspired by the Topkapi Palace, in Istanbul), Etro Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (Byzantium and the Ottoman Empire), Hussein Chalayan Autumn/Winter 2002-2003 (ethnic costumes from Eastern Turkey), Jenni Kayne Spring/Summer 2008 (Ikat prints).

Photo : Courtesy of Chanel

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Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Places


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