It looked like a new day at Serkan Cura. For starters, the feather specialist on Paris’ couture calendar opted for a run-down concrete garage to present his exotic spring lineup, ditching his usual burlesque-like locations. Second, he included looks in which a woman could actually sit — largely unchartered territory for a designer who had previously focused on fantastical creations.

 

The changes did him well. The silhouettes were less stiff yet still flamboyant. The show opened with goose-feathered coats made to look like channeled fur, daring as a cropped top with matching briefs. Cura also gave corsets a new look, cutting them asymmetrically or rendering them in distressed leather.

 

Long gowns and roaring Charleston-tinged coats done in fluffy ostrich feathers were impressive. One bustier dress, its slight trail made from rare cock feathers, yearned for the red carpet.

By  on January 29, 2015

It looked like a new day at Serkan Cura. For starters, the feather specialist on Paris’ couture calendar opted for a run-down concrete garage to present his exotic spring lineup, ditching his usual burlesque-like locations. Second, he included looks in which a woman could actually sit — largely unchartered territory for a designer who had previously focused on fantastical creations.

 

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