The John Paul AtakerÂ NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 collection received thunderous applause as models walked the runway atÂ The Dock at Skylight at Moynihan Station as part of New York Fashion Week. John Paul Ataker presented forty four looks toÂ notable front-row guests such as Kelly Osbourne, Kamie Crawford, Molly Bernard, Kristen Teakman, and Taylor Dye.
The inspiration for the looks that models wore on the runway of theÂ John Paul AtakerÂ NYFWÂ collection isÂ the designerâ€™s ancient Assyrian culture.Â Modern prints and sculpted shapes were brought together toÂ create an elegantly tailored silhouette thatÂ enhances the feminine form.
The brandâ€™s signatureÂ detailing and sculpted forms allows the John Paul Ataker woman to explore her interest in both feminine and masculine dressing through casually elegant blouses and trousers, and structured, tailored gowns.Â Â The SSÂ 2017 color palate for this collection includedÂ light salmon, lavender, and sky blue hues to argil browns. This pallet resulted inÂ a romantic and elegant collection!
â€śFabric gives voice to my needs, like a painting through which I can express myself.Â Â I can merge together different colors, quality of threads, and techniques to reach the pattern I want; this is a process that demands time and passion.â€ť
– Turkish designer Numan Ataker on his creative process.
Trends for the season include asymmetrical lines, suit dressing, a monochromatic palette, contrasting piping and ruffle details, feminine silhouettes, cut-outs, and floral appliques. Of all of the pieces, the finale looks that featured ruffled wings and capes certainly inspired the biggest reactions from the NYFW audience.
The designer continues, â€śI used historical references to tell of my familyâ€™s heritage and the powerful civilization that has influenced architecture, art and fashion.Â Â Babylonâ€™s daily culture was surrounded with beautifully engineered gardens that were unbelievably colorful and structured.â€ť
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