February 22, 2004 Milan
Melding ethnic influences to contemporary shapes has always been Ozbek's thing. He brought together digitalized jewel prints, tiger stripes, brocades, double-faced felts, and herringbone tweed into a tight collection aimed to appeal to the city woman's inner hippie. Standouts were neat coats in ivory or rust wool, implanted with Himalayan embroideries, and the coin-decorated leather boots with low heels picked out in color. Backstage, his loyal fan base cheered Ozbek's promising return to the scene.