Designer Mert Erkan filmed and photographed the Autumn/Winter 2023 collection in Historical Buyukcekmece Kervansaray (Kursunlu Han).
In the collection which named GRETEL & HANSEL; was the inspiration for the horror/fantasy movie Gretel & Hansel directed by Oz Perkins. A total of 22 looks were exhibited in the collection, which was prepared based on the scenes in the movie, the mysticism, the dark atmosphere and the fact that nothing is as it is seen. Petrol green, white, beige and predominantly black colors were used in the collection. As styling; metal geometric necklaces, bandanas and bonnets covering the hair, mystical accessories, high-boots, half gloves and extravaganza belts drew attention. Transferring some of the frames from the movie to the short-film, Erkan made the lookbook & video shoots in the interior and exterior of the Historical Kervansaray. In the collection, which has an avant-garde infrastructure; cut-out details, frills, maxi-lengths, mystical objects and asymmetrical placements were at the forefront.
7 models took part in the shootings, all production of which was undertaken by Asil Cagil. Alper Kalkat took the video shoots and Ahmet Ersoy did the lookbook shoots. Make-up applications belonged to Banu Saadet and her team, and hair applications belonged to Black White Cadde coiffeur.
Fashion Week Istanbul (FWI) is organized by Istanbul Ready-Made Garment and Apparel Exporters’ Association (IHKIB) with the support of Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) under the leadership of the Turkish Ministry of Trade and in partnership with the Fashion Designers Association (MTD) and Istanbul Moda Academy (IMA).
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