« Take a break with… » Serkan Cura – Designer – Paris
A texture that I have never worked with, probably. But feathers will always be present in my collections. I can’t help it, I don’t know otherwise. Last season I dared to use the beetle. I just discovered the porcupine and right now I am working on fur. I want to try using everything but in small doses. If I had to be unfaithful to feathers it would be with feathers! I love feathers too much; it’s like a second skin to me.
You attach a particular importance to technique and to old fashion savoir-faire. Can you tell us some secrets about your upcoming collection SS 2014?
The theme of the collection focuses on the stars, the constellations, the burning planets. There will be flames, sparks, and stars. And of course a lot of feathers with fur effects but also beautiful elaborated shoes. The collection will truly catch the light.
This upcoming collection will be graphic. I built it around « Total feathers. » I am using more and more feathers in my collections. For this one in particular, I chose to work some feathers in 3D. I find the rendering from this technique beautiful and it inspired me to have new ideas for my future collections.
My goal is to present this old fashion technique in each of my collections, but always in a different way, slightly altered. For example I added tulle which gives a different effect to the movement, the silhouette become more animal while keeping its contemporary spirit.
During your last show, we saw some of the silhouettes displaying handbags. Are you looking to develop a line of accessories?
Yes! Yes! Yes! And very soon too. I am currently working on metal jewelry using rare feathers. I am also working on bags and lingerie … I can’t reveal everything just yet, but it is in progress.
Now for the “LOL” questions!
If you were an item of clothing, what would you be?
A pair of briefs!!
A type of Makeup?
Here is more difficult one. Hmmm … A kohl pencil, because it shows off your more obscure, sensual and mysterious side!
Thank you Serkan Cura
FOR 10 YEARS NOW MERCEDES BENZ HAS BEEN THE OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE WEEK FASHION. THIS YEAR 6 DESIGNERS, OF WHICH SERKAN CURA, WERE CHOSEN TO DRESS UP THE OFFICAL CAR COVERS FOR THE FASHION WEEK
Interview by Nala for OOBMAG
Translation by Audrey Hefes
Photo Naomi O
Makeup by Milani Cosmetics