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.