If clothes make the man, then feathers make a couturier's creatures, at least in the case of Serkan Cura. The young couturier returned with his medium of choice for a collection titled Goddesses of the Nile.
Feathers, of course, composed the majority of Cura's creative arsenal and he once again offered outfits in which they came to light as material rather than finishing touches. It spells luxury and has the theatricality of the craft-driven couture. Who could fail to notice the supreme luxury of a snowy full-length marabout coat? Decadent today but highlighting the very real skills that creating such a piece requires. Likewise the beetle wings which dressed a jacket and trousers, their telltale blue-green shimmer is not a sight unseen in fashion. Other garments, however, showed Cura's structural skills, like the variegated knits that tumbled fuzzily from a corset. Speaking of which, these are easily one of the selling points of his work, as he once more shows his dab hand. And while the palette offered by his avian muses was kept mostly natural, a dash of electrifying neons switched up the accompanying fabric. Novelties like the bands laced together to make a bustier dress opened new vistas into what he can offer.
But if adding a man to his line-up of models speaks of couture as a philosopher's stone able to transcend any human into a denizen of mythological fantasy, this chap didn't have the aplomb of Conchita Wurst (not the fit). What this did spell out, however, is that Cura has more than one feather on his cap. Coming seasons will show whether he can fly with them.