SERKAN CURA COUTURE Autumn/Winter 2014-15

In addition to his professional experience in the couture and pret-a-porter ateliers of Paris, Serkan Cura studied fashion design at the Royal Academy of Antwerp in 2007, wherein the young designer was free to discover his most fantastic creative dreams. At the end of his studies, Serkan was accepted by the Parisian fashion house Jean Paul Gaultier, where he worked in the design atelier for four years “carrying out the wishes of the genius of fashion”. In January 2014, Serkan Cura was a guest member invited by the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne for the Haute Couture Fashion Week.

His collection was full of surprises, as the clothes exude a futuristic yet feminine direction. His basic material were the feathers, while he transfers every woman into a wild, dangerous but still, romantic aspect of their inner sides. It's a blend between modern and classic, rock and royal. Pop colors consort with metallic textures and the result is stunning! You think it's over the top? I think it's couture.

Silver-plated goose feathers flecked the midriff of a pants-cum-bodice ensemble, as well as a magnificent gown made from pheasant feathers — 33 pounds of them — its corseted waist topped with a beaded plastron inspired by ancient Greek jewelry. Cura was particularly excited about his short wedding dress, sculpted from feathers that were painted with one of the designer’s secret formulas. “You coat it, it pops like popcorn, and then it becomes very strong,” he explained backstage.

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