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Arzu Kaprol Fall 2013


Label: Arzu Kaprol

Need to Know: Turkish designer Arzu Kaprol racked up eleven thousand followers on Twitter last year, and it got her thinking about the world of social media. “You’re surrounded by friends, fans, and followers, yet you are alone. I got to wondering, Is it really real?” she said in her brand-new Paris showroom yesterday. Those musings lead to “Together Alone,”—the name of both her Fall ’13 collection and its signature print. Her considered swirling pattern turned up in black on yellow dresses and in silver on a violet frock, blouse, and swing coat. She also offered futuristic looks, like a silver jacquard shift; structured, textured jackets with nipped waists; and graphic interpretations of Le Smoking that featured Swarovski Crystal-paneled fabrics and triangle cutouts.

The third generation in a family of designing women, Kaprol counts eight shops back home but remains relatively unknown in the West. That is likely to change soon; she is headed to New York for a trunk show later this month, and come fall, her collection will bow at Bergdorf Goodman.

She Says: “I’m not interested in being ‘a moment.’ I want people to take the time to look at my pieces close up.”

Where to Find It: Harrods, Harvey Nichols, and Bergdorf Goodman

Photo: Courtesy of Azru Kaprol

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