We are of course no relationship experts by any stretch of the matter, but it has often been said that opposites attract. It is perhaps the Yin and the Yang that create a perfectly harmonious balance in any prosperous pairing, and it is this thought provoking paradoxical that Serkan Sarier built his label upon. A graduate from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Sarier went on to work under the creative direction of distinguished design forces such as: Emanuel Ungaro, Giambattista Valli, Haider Ackermann and Olivier Theyskens before launching his own acclaimed label, Brood, in October of 2010.

The concept was constructed on his love for merging seemingly opposite ideas into a marriage that is entirely mellifluous. His latest Ready-to-Wear Fall/Winter 2013 collection was unveiled at a New York Landmark, Gramercy Park Hotel, which is the home to some the most remarkable and recognized artistic treasures such as: Warhol and Basquiat. This architectural sanctum illuminated his collection, which was initially inspired by the Nordic Pavilion in Venice, a landmark in it’s own respect. Eighteenth-century ornate Provençal floral prints, paired with monochromatic circles extracted from the work of op art visionary Victor Vasarely filtered through his collection. Sarier used trapunto quilting techniques, and couturier craftsmanship to keep his Fall/Winter collection from feeling too robust. His hankering for joining incongruous elements, and elevated design techniques will keep Serkan Sarier a vanguard in the fashion set.

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Story by Sarah Harris, KA MAGAZINE