"Brood is always about pairing opposites," designer Serkan Sarier explained at his Fall 2013 presentation, held in the the Gramercy Park Hotel's cozy Rose Bar. "This season I wanted to pair two complete different prints and sensibilities. The first one is an 18th Provencal print, and the second is an op-ed print that is inspired by Victor Vasarely, which is this very graphic, geometric op-ed print. That's the starting point for the collection."
The day after PPR announced Balenciaga's split with the brand's creative director of 15 years, Nicolas Ghesquière, there are of course already rumors circulating about who might replace him.
Today was a perfect closing to our week of fashion madness. We saw shows from Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Brood, and Gerlan, and snapped permanent front row resident Ryan Lochte and street style stars Anna Dello Russo, Garance Doré, and Leaf Greener. As for NYFW ending, we have mixed feelings, but BryanBoy knows how to sartorially celebrate its close. He dressed as a disco ball to mark the last day. Just click through to see the evidence.
Since his first collection in Spring 2011, Brood's Serkan Sarier has been steadily rising the ranks to become one of fashion's most promising stars. And his Fall 2012 collection has only solidified the designer as a major player (or player-to-be) in the industry. The show's "moving presentation" with mini-fashion shows staged every 15-20 minutes, was set at the Lori Bookstein Fine Art gallery--fitting because the collection certainly owed a lot, in terms of aesthetic, to fine art. Particularly, the prints, which were reminiscent of abstract painting (and the galleries conceptual runway design) as were oh-so-pretty.
It's that time again. New York fashion week is upon us and we're preparing for whirlwind eight days of shows, presentations, parties, reviews and more that we can't wait to share with you guys. While there are always those amazing established designers that we look forward to seeing every season, we are also always on the lookout for those up-and-comers that we know we're going to be seeing big things from. Click through for five you should know about now, before they become the next Prabal or Alex Wang.
Designer Serkan Sarier shot into the fashion industry in Spring 2011 when his first collection for Brood won the praise of fashion industry insiders like Sally Singer, Eric Wilson and Vera Wang--something that even seasoned designers can only dream of, let alone first-timers. Fast-forward one year later, Sarier's career trajectory shows no sign of slowing down--that is if his Spring 2012 collection, shown at a discreet Chelsea gallery, is any indication. Yes, there were a number of the fashion industry's heavy-hitters present (Vera Wang and Sally Singer both held court), and yes, there was a giant silver malformed balloon hovering in the background (more on that later) but still, it was the clothing that really got our attention.
There's no doubt Brood designer Serkan Sarier is beloved by the fashion crowd. With past gigs at Emanuel Ungaro, Giambattista Valli and Haider Ackermann, the Antwerp grad also happens to call Vera Wang a friend. Indeed, we witnessed Wang running around at last week's Brood presentation in Chelsea, asking an assistant to snap pictures of her amongst the dresses. We spotted plenty of other luminaries, too, including Wang creative director Michelle Kessler. Yet Sarier, who was born in Germany to Turkish parents, has the chops to back up his buzz. Not only did Barneys New York pick up Spring 2011--his first collection--but fall's showing was even stronger. The blend of autumnal colors and couture-inspired shapes makes Brood Fall 2011 a can't-miss. We recently caught up with Sarier to discuss the fall collection.
Stepping into Brood's Spring 2011 presentation was like stepping into an elite club where only the fashion industries heavy-hitters were welcome. Sally Singer, Vera Wang, Zac Posen, and Mario Grauso were all in attendance. Honestly, nothing less should have been expected. After all, Brood is is the brainchild of Serkan Sarier, a graduate from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp--one of the most prestigious fashion schools in the world. Some notable grads of the Royal Academy include Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, and Martin Margiela, so you can imagine what editors expect from an Antwerp scholar.