Sometimes I feel I was born an era or two too late. For my love and adoration for history is so prevalent it makes me want to live in an uncluttered world.
John Paul Atakar‘s runway show at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) showcased the Greco-Roman era with luscious gowns in hues of white, gold and black, gracing the runway with impeccable and gilded finery. With a flagship store opening in New York in Fall 2017, the collection showcased the heritage of The Black Sea, transitioning these to formal and evening wear. With the likes of Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss as showstoppers, and elegant music in the background, it was a form of transporting gapers into another era.
The silhouettes by Numan Ataker were bold and dramatic, with sophisticated tailoring and a host of ruffles, asymmetric cuts, sheer fabrics and fine gold detailing. White gowns had butterfly embelished gold bustiers or exaggerated silhouette ruffles, woven corset details or draped sheer capes and asymmetric fan pleating. Some faded into gold, with all over gold striped panels, futuristic looking inlays on ruffles and historically accurate gold roped belts, and even some gladiator sandals!
The collection also had black gowns to offset the white and ivory hues. These included a gorgeous fan pleated layering of fabrics for a fairy tale style gown and disco inspired tassels with a sheer trail for a more contemporary look.
Fit for Roman or Greek goddesses, the collection was a taste of the succulence of a lost history, so magically recreated.