More Turkish Designers Hit the Runways at Paris Fashion Week

Paris, FR–Famed Turkish designer, Selma Cilek, the designer behind the label under the same name, brought 70’s Glam to the runway today at Paris Fashion Week. Known internationally for her chic design, beautiful tailoring and elegant minimalist aesthetic, SELMACILEK’s Fall/Winter 2017 runway showcased pieces that were luxurious, effortless and full of glamour.

The collection featured beautiful satins, silks and furs that moved with ease on the runway and highlights included the label’s signature outerwear pieces that gave the brand its acclaim and international exposure. Pantsuits and metallic dominated the runway punctuated by pops of crimson and green with luxurious outerwear pieces serving as the exclamation point to select pieces. The entire collection had a 70’s vibe with sequined details shimmering brighter than a disco ball at Studio 54. Laser cut leather separates added interest to minimalist all-black numbers and elegant fur trims on outerwear spawned the perfect amount of excess to the collection. The audience roared with delight when the young phenom designer came to take a bow with everyone realizing this is far from her “last dance.”

Selma Çilek is Milano trained designer who was educated at fashion school Instituto Marangoni in Milano. SELMACILEK, the eponymous ready-to-wear brand, is an independent luxury womenswear brand based in ISTANBUL since 2012. The first luxury outwear collection debuted in the winter of 2012 to great acclaim in Turkey.

The 2013 Winter Collection was exhibited in Paris at Plaza Athene. 2014 Summer Collection and 2014 -2015 Winter Collection was exhibited at Tranoi Fair in Paris, also 2014 Summer Collection was exhibited at Monaco in showroom. The designer has also shown at Mercedes Benz İstanbul Fashion Week and Baku Fashion Week in 2016. SELMACILEK has become a favorite of actresses, musicians and other celebrities on the red carpet and beyond.

The SELMACILEK’s collections are known for innovative design, beautiful tailoring and an elegant minimalist aesthetic. Her collections create to fill a niche as a woman’s luxury basic collection. Perfectly balance between style furs and leather, initial focus to bring everyday wardrobe staples to the forefront of fashion. Using luxurious fabrics source from all over the world, that are as functional and comfortable as they are beautiful, combine with a perfectly engineered fit, subtle detailing and stitch designs, as well as interesting cutting edge treatments. The label’s evolved sense of style and fashion intuition have propelled the brand to become one of the popular outwear labels with a flagship store in Istanbul’s trendy Bebek neighborhood anchoring the brand’s retail presence.

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