Arzu Kaprol Spring Summer 2011 Collection
September 30, 2010 by J.T.
Wednesday September 29, 2010 – Jardins du Palais Royal
For her international debut, Turkish designer Arzu Kaprol chose the gardens of Palais Royal to present her collection, entitled “Re-Fine”. The pieces were inspired by the traditional body paintings of Mursi Tribe living in Southern Ethiopia and by the folding details of “Sculptures de Livres” by the artist Brig Laugier.
The creativity of the Mursi women is a source of inspiration for the collection. Their traditional body paintings are were forged into contemporary patterns and form a central part the collection.
Patterns embroidered on organzas with leather as well as knitwear with cellophane threads served as modern versions of unusual forms found in nature.
The collection is also inspired by the sculpture “Sculptures de Livres” where Brig Laugier created curly, wavy and spiral forms by molding sheets of books.
Folding details are a key motif in the collection as evidenced in certain dresses, blouses and jackets that also saw a play on silk and leather. The manipulation of volume produced interesting contrasts in forms while the juxtaposition of textures and fabrics were successfully incorporated.