10 October 2019

Fashion Designer Özlem Erkan presented an exclusive collection for the  RTW brand Bağzıbağlı Privé, which is originally the master in fabric supply.

Fashion designer Özlem Erkan showcased a new collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul in collaboration with Turkey's oldest imported fabric supplier Bağzıbağlı Nişantaşı's new apparel brand "Bağzıbağlı Privé". The collection called "Servi", “Cypress” in English and was dedicated to powerful women. 

With its 62-year of experience in creating a selection of imported fabrics, Bağzıbağlı Nişantaşı created a new women's ready-to-wear brand and its first collection (SS20) was presented in MBFWI under a brand new name: “Bağzıbağlı Privé ”. Fashion designer Özlem Erkan prepared the collection for the first season.

Özlem Erkan found inspiration at the “Cypress” tree (“Servi") in the first season of Bağzıbağlı Privé which rises to the sky at all conditions and is evergreen. For the designer, this tree symbolizes powerful women who have eradicated their power and face all conditions.

The collection is balanced with the romance of floral patterns, camouflage patterns and the masculinity of oblique lined fabrics all of which were carefully selected from exclusive fabrics of Bağzıbağlı Nişantaşı such as imported silk, linen and crepe. In the collection, lime, saffron, hazy mints, dusty pinks and whites are dominating the color palette. Distinguished by the designer's couture touches, Bagzibagli's Privé X Özlem Erkan collection, which attracts attention with its special fabrics, is a new interpretation of traditional with modern and ready-to-wear garments with couture.

Choreographed by Öner Evez and Yakup Biçer, the collection was styled in collaboration with Serhat Şengül and the hair is prepared by L’Oréal Professional whereas make up was done by MAC Cosmetics. Ella Event Production provided backstage catering.

About Özlem Erkan:

Graduated from 9 Eylül University GSF Textile Fashion Department, Özlem Erkan started her career at Hugo Boss. Up until 2008, she pursued a career at numerous textile companies as designer. As of 2008, she established her own eponymous label and presented her collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul.

About Bağzıbağlı Privé:

Founded as a boutique selling imported fabrics in Cyprus in Nicosia in 1957, Bağzıbağlı's reputation was beyond limits by reaching out to Turkey. In 1993, its new store was opened in Nisantasi carrying the most exclusive Italian, Spanish, French and Indian fabrics as well as providing men’s suiting fabrics and tailor made services exclusively for men. The brand’s RTW brand “Bağzıbağlı  Privé is established in 2019 and its first collection is prepared by Özlem Erkan. 

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