[London] Zeynep Tosun AW 2012

As part of the House of Evolution showcase which featured two other brands, Zeyneb Tosun’s collection stood out by far ahead of the rest. Held on Sunday afternoon at the Freemasons Hall, the first runway show for the Turkish designer was for me a runaway success. Inspired by Japanese Samurai, the collection refrained from appearing too costume-like. Using peplum shapes, it focused on clean lines and layered tailoring, with narrow pant silhouettes. Opening wit monochrome, orange and oxblood were also used to delicious effect. There were wonderful pieces with what appeared to be cherry blossom outlines in clean orange printed onto white, as well as lightening bolts printed onto a darker background. The collars featured some really cool metal horn shaped fasteners that were part ethnic chic, part futuristic touch. The models wore their hair in a folded bun on the crown of their head and had hair extensions added at the back, a fierce, androgynous look. Having opened her flagship store in Istanbul and won Elle’s Best Upcoming Designer award, we hope to see many greater things from Tosun.

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