Rifat ÖZBEK : Le créateur turc de Londres


L'Anglais (Turc d'origine) Rifat Ozbek rend, lui aussi, hommage à Jeanne Lanvin. A l'instar de celle qui, en 1927, triompha avec ses robes transparentes et allégées à fines bretelles, il propose une interminable série toute en noir, de robes transparentes et allégées. Coupes asymétriques, volants en biais, épaule nue, seins libérés, écharpes au vent, tout est taillé dans un souffle de mousseline. Seuls objets tangibles: les longs colliers de perles ou de jais qui nous renvoient aux années folles. Sa 'skin dress' noire est traduite en de multiples variations strictement géométriques: tissu monté sur une structure de carrés de satin, assemblés en rythme d'aspects mats et de brillants, incrustés de bandes transversales, de rubans, de rucher, de mailles, de volants et de froufrous. C'est joli. Chaque robe peut ainsi faire les trois huit. La femme y est habillée pareillement le jour, la nuit et au lit. Même chargé de toute la collection, le bagage d'été des plus coquettes se rangera aisément dans la boîte à gants de l'automobile. Les soirs d'été, il est recommandé aux plus frileuses de se couvrir d'une culotte montante. Quant aux adeptes du voile, elles sauront, le moment venu, mettre leur robe sur leur tête.

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The Turkish touch: Ozbek's sporty, mystical styles for winter

http://www.cnn.com/STYLE/9811/17/ozbek.fw.98

November 17, 1998
Web posted at: 8:32 p.m. EST (0132 GMT)

From Style Correspondent Elsa Klensch

NEW YORK (CNN) -- For his fall/winter collection, London designer Rifat Ozbek goes back to his Turkish heritage. He does vibrant, colorful prints, reinterpreting tile patterns from the Ottoman Empire.

From the face chains to the silhouettes, it's a touch of the ancient injected into the snap of modern American sportswear.

"It's basically, I've gone back to my roots, which is like old Ottoman, but made it modern," Ozbek says. "So there is a lot of sort of flock velvet and devores and jerseys, some old motifs printed on modern jerseys.

"There is metallic mixed together with chiffons. It's very romantic for me, I suppose. It's quite sensual."

Ozbek says spending more time in New York has influenced his point of view.

"I just think New York ... was the new modern city for me to show," Ozbek says. "I like everything about it. I like the energy; I like the people, too."

Ozbek says his silhouettes are basically long, with pants that are highlighted throughout the collection.

"It looks really baggy, sort of sporty, jogging pant," he says. "There is a lot of sportswear entangled with this. I used a lot of Polartec fleece mixed with evening stuff together."

Ozbek's knit separates are done in muted colors while evening dresses are in deep jewel tones.

He says evening is made sporty by adding Polartec capes over evening dresses.

"So it's like (a) street, kind of Polartec-y look meets (an) evening, kind of sheer fabrics (look) -- hard and soft together."


Ozbek Eau De Parfum is the signature fragrance of the European Couture designer, Rifat Ozbek. The floriental perfume was launched in 1995. This miniature is the 5ml eau de parfum which is 4 inches tall. The bottle is an opaque tower design with a silver-grey spire cap and a crescent moon on the top. There is a clear label on the base of the bottle.

 

 

 

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