Gracing the audience with luxury formal wear for their AW17 collection, Barrus put on one of the most colourful catwalks at London Fashion Week.
This season’s inspiration was taken from the seventh wonder of the ancient world, known as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The design duo continues to unite their Turkish heritage with global fashion within their collections.
Opening the catwalk with confidence was Turkey’s international top model, Tulin Sahin (below), in a bejewelled flowing gown with daring neckline and thigh high slit. This set the tone of the entire collection: glamour fused with elegance.
The designers brought the history of Mesopotamia to the forefront of contemporary fashion. Concentrating on the communication of peace between different cultures through the exploration of traditional and modernised chic designs.
Barrus’s AW17 collection balances the masculine tailoring with feminine detailing of sparkles, feathers, and dainty silk fabrics. Broad shoulders meet with low cut necklines, covered with intricate hand beading. There is a celebration of beauty and the female form through cut-away slip dresses, jumpsuits, and column dresses.
Colour blocking allowed the collection to elegantly move through a range of hues, from royal blue to autumnal plum, shimmering gold, black and ivory. The last set bordered on their bridal collection with a sense of structure and style.
Closing the show was Tulin Sahin again, her presence further emphasising the merging of two cultures.