After 20 years working in the fashion industry Turkish born, UK-based designer Zeynep Kartal decided it was high time to launch her own eponymous fashion label. This was in 2013, and now she has dressed some of the most stylish women on the celebrity circuit including Lady Gaga and Pixie Lott. “I aim to give the Zeynep Kartal ethos to every woman who wears a Zeynep Kartal dress, this being a feeling of stylish sophistication and self-confidence,” says Kartal of her approach to design and with this in mind, her AW17 collection was sure to be both elegant and timeless.
The show took place in the Turkish ambassador’s lavish residence, the opulent surrounding was a perfect setting for Kartal’s equally luxurious designs. Using a palette of subtle mauve, cream, taupe and forest green, the clothing ranged from silk tiered evening dresses, to smart two-piece sets with matching faux-fur and leather jackets. The clothing was beautifully constructed, modest and very wearable. It’s no wonder that she’s built-up a celebrity cliental in just a few years.