Zeynep Tosun Flirts with ‘70s Influences for AW’14

by Katie on February 28, 2014

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Taking a few cues from 1970s prep, funk and sportif movements, Zeynep Tosun procured a collection of modern cut for AW’14. Like her ‘20s-inspired SS’14, she once again turned to fashion history in the pursuit of developing new silhouettes with classic appeal.

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Tonal inspiration came from the scientific process of oxidation; earthy red and dark brown were offset with flashes of atmospheric white, blue and grey. Rustic metallic prints melded the concept with glowing leather, matte brocade and wool crepe textures.

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Under-layering of merino mock-neck sweaters and oversized cotton shirt-dresses provided a light canvas for displays of weighty leather pectorals, jackets, overhauls and Prada-esque over-bras. Lengthy A-line and bell-shaped skirts were presented with matching tops, gilets, mini puffer jackets and trenches.

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Over-sized cropped trousers and larger-than-life jacket lapels promised grandiose warmth with self-indulgent comfort. Three-quarter length wool dresses with structured mock-necks, round shoulders with tapered sleeves offered feminine fit with understated charm.

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Styled accessories like exaggerated collar pieces, leather bags with natural wool enclosures and pom-pom hats completed the vision, while further attention to the detail in oxidized hooks, eyelets, coloured stitching and oversized leather buckles endeavoured to impress.

Review written by Cody James (@roguing_vogue) for Katie Chutzpah blog.

Photographer: Simon Armstrong

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