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August 29 2014

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4 posts tagged "Burak Uyan"

Get the Look: Mix And Clash

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Tank magazine’s fashion director, Caroline Issa, has always been on our list of chic industry girls. She has a clear, established personal style that doesn’t disappoint, so we weren’t surprised to see her looking incredibly fashion-forward at the shows last season. But it is worth mentioning that she always manages to mix what, for others, would be hard-to-wear separates, with ease. Here, she paired Burak Uyan fur boots with a bright, printed Mary Katrantzou T-shirt and body-hugging leather leggings. Recreate her look with pieces from Joseph, Rag & Bone, and more, below.





From top left:

1. Rag & Bone coat, $1,695, available at www.intermixonline.com

2. Mary Katrantzou T-shirt, $438, available at www.mytheresa.com

3. Joseph leather leggings, $1,350, available at www.netaporter.com

4. Burak Uyan fur ankle boots, $1,195, available at www.stylebop.com

Photo: Vanessa Jackman

Manolo’s Moment

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The Manolo moment has been in full effect these past few months, with the master designer’s signature pointy-toe pumps capturing editors and buyers alike. But Blahnik is no slave to trends and passing moments, and in recognition of that fact, he’ll receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at Footwear News‘ 25th annual FN Achievement Awards in New York tonight. Friend Carolina Herrera will present Blahnik with his award at the Museum of Modern Art. He takes the evening’s highest honor, but Blahnik is by no means the only winner tonight. Below, all of the 2011 FNAA honorees, including Nicholas Kirkwood, Burak Uyan, Rachel Zoe, Brian Atwood, and more.

Designer of the Year: Nicholas Kirkwood
Launches of the Year: Brian Atwood for B Brian Atwood; Rachel Zoe
Vivian Infantino Award for Emerging Talent: Burak Uyan

Company of the Year: Steve Madden
Retailer of the Year: Mindy Grossman, CEO, for HSN
Independent Retailer of the Year: Ron White
Brands of the Year: Vince Camuto; Angel Martinez and Connie Rishwain for Ugg Australia
Marketer of the Year: Adidas

Icon Award for Social Impact: Kenneth Cole
Lifetime Achievement Award: Manolo Blahnik
Hall of Fame: Patricia Field; Jim and Larry Tarica of Jimlar Corp.

Photo: Dave M. Bennett / Getty Images

14 Young Talents Get Sent To The Corner

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The shows that opened Milan fashion week today were by the big names—Gucci and Alberta Ferretti among them—but at the private cocktail party hosted by Franca Sozzani for Vogue Italia‘s Vogue Talents Corner, the up-and-comers had a chance to shine. Fourteen designers, selected by the editors of various international editions of the magazines, got a chance to spotlight their work, and select pieces will go on sale at the e-tail Web site www.thecorner.com.

New York-based Jen Kao was model-pretty next to her printed collection, alongside Serbian shoe designer Burak Uyan, who’s showing fur booties this season. Giovanna Battaglia was on hand to cheer for her younger sister Sara, whose namesake collection of handbags—a quiet hit among street-style photogs and select European boutiques—was being presented for the first time. Giovanna had her favorite pieces, like a small black leather evening bag with gold embroidery, but said she doesn’t give her sister any advice on the business. “Giovanna, you work with clothes, and I’ll do the bags!” Sara joked.

A new name to me was Caterina Gatta, a Central Saint Martins grad who makes her one-off pieces from vintage fabrics from other labels, like Versace, YSL, and Givenchy. A simple T-shirt dress in an archival Versace print like the one above was a total must-have.

Photo: thecorner.com

Burak Uyan’s Postcard From Singapore

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Footwear designer Burak Uyan (above) and his partner, Srjan Prodanovic, rang in the New Year by launching their business in Singapore. The German-born, Paris-based Uyan, a veteran of Givenchy, Giambattista Valli, and Aperlaï, checked in from the Asian metropolis.

Singapore was a stimulation for all my senses.

As soon as I got to the hotel, I immediately fell in love with the impressive mix of contemporary design juxtaposed with the traditional English colonial style architecture. It somehow represented its culture: A mix of exoticism and fast forwardness without leaving traditions behind. It’s a city that harbors not only a successful economy—seen through its skyline and immense architectural feats such as the Marina Bay Sands and its three huge towers—but also makes sure to maintain its tropical flora and fauna, as at its splendid botanical gardens.

My business parter, Srdjan Prodanovic, and I presented the collection to an enthusiastic crowd, then headed off to dinner with Olga Iserlis, an event planner who also brought the Valentino retrospective to the city. Its culinary fusion of Thai, Chinese and Mediterranean influences tingled on my tongue (definitely was worth the mess of crab sauce on my fingers and shirt). We left with excitement ringing in our ears, and ready to plan our next presentation in Singapore. I think this experience can only influence my designs, by way of a fusion of Oriental and Occidental tastes.


Plus, for more Burak Uyan, check out our Spring 2011 Accessories Index.




Photos: Courtesy of Burak Uyan