“a show filled with structured shapes and flowing gowns”
One of the designers that impressed KEEL MAGAZINE during New York Fashion Week, September 2016, was John Paul Ataker, the Turkish design house headquartered in New York.
The Spring/Summer 2017 collection from this designer of Haute Couture and ready-to-wear dresses was presented on the runway at The Dock at Skylight at Moynihan Station.
Numan Ataker, designer and creative director of John Paul Ataker, presented a show filled with structured shapes and flowing gowns. Ataker, who sees himself as a “tailor,” says ancient Assyrian culture is a big influence on his work. His main inspiration: The beauty and power of Babylon, and the goddess Ishtar.
“I used historical references to tell of my family’s heritage and the powerful civilization that has influenced architecture, art, and fashion,” says Ataker. “Babylon’s daily culture was surrounded with beautifully engineered gardens that were unbelievably colorful and structured.”
Also on hand was the gorgeous MS. Kerime Ataker, the president of the John Paul Ataker brand. Kerime is always very warm and friendly when greeting her guest. KEEL MAGAZINE always appreciates the invite and attending her amazing events throughout the year.
The photographers of KEEL MAGAZINE were there behind the scenes to capture some of the most notable looks from the luxury brand’s collection.
Special thanks to our NY photographers:
Photographer | Dawen Huang
Photographer | Ami Omiya
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