After a four year break from live fashion, Raşit Bağzıbağlı returned to wow his fashion audience with a stunning show.
The internationally acclaimed Turkish Cypriot designer presented his new 48-piece collection Summer Couture 2022 Collection on a specially designed turning runway at the Ritz-Carlton Istanbul.
Speaking the day after his 30 March show, Bağzıbağlı said: “For this, I would like to congratulate the hundreds of talented people who worked with me to produce such a stunning show. Last night was the epitome of happiness; a catwalk in the presence of an audience after an absence of four years. I would like to thank everyone who attended and supported me.”
Bağzıbağlı’s collection consisted of modern looks, from flamboyant and eye-catching evening wear to graceful silhouettes. He used rich fabrics such as brocade, chiffon and taffeta, completing the looks with corset details, crystals, embroidery and floral patterns. He also included a wedding dress.
His rich colourful summer palette included a myriad of hues in gold, green, purple, yellow, blue, red, black and white.
Forty models featured in show, among them, 2015 Miss Colombia Madelein Lopez Camelo, along with several Miss Turkey models, such as Çağıl Özge Özkul, Güzeli Ecem Çırpan, Buse İskenderoğlu. Joining them on the catwalk were Dilara Korkmaz and Büşra Turan, who are considered Turkiye’s next top models.
Many well-known people from the Turkish world of arts, business, and high society watched and applauded the show. They included actress Hande Subaşı, singer and actress Defne Samyeli, actress Zeynep Toker and musician Soner Sarıkabadayı, who is married to Madelein Lopez Camelo.
A prominent name in Turkiye and North Cyprus, Raşit Bağzıbağlı has dressed internationally famed actresses Tuba Büyüküstün and Meryem Uzerli, celebrity heiress Paris Hilton, and supermodel Doutzen.