Young designer Tuncer Tonun, who has been awarded Britain’s Top Designer in the UK with his collection of nostalgic Turkish curtains in February, has just received praised in London with his collection about deforestation, global warming, and forest fires.
Tuncer Tonun participated in the Fashions Finest fashion show organized as part of the London Fashion Week with his collection ‘The Birth of The Goddess’ collection. At the fashion show held at the Congress centre in London, the young fashion designer prepared a collection of green and earthy tones. In Tonun’s collection were 11 pieces of clothing were presented, the successful fashion designer also used vetch and dry trees. Water and bird sounds of nature were used as music in the show which drew a lot of attention to the nature inspired collection. He stated that the models with turbans on their heads were used to create said an atmosphere relating to Rumi/Mevlana. Tonun was deeply affected by the Amazon rainforest fires which inspired his successful collection and was also motivated by women and nature while drawing his designs, both creative and at the same time thought that it has the power to destroy which inspired this year theme, he said.
Tuncer Tonun quoted that ‘while making these designs, the Amazon forests started to burn. The destruction of nature in the Kaz Mountains and the fires in Izmir also affected me. In this collection, I equated women and nature. I believe that both have power to create and the power to destroy. I used mostly poison green and earth tones. The power of nature dominates with poison green and the earth and the colour green are integrated as one. Nature shows a great awakening to mother earth. If you don’t show enough love to woman and nature, she may suffocate you with hatred. If we don’t take our hands off of nature, it will take its revenge humankind one day. ’
At the end of the fashion show, the statement dress which revealed the words “Take off your fucking hands of nature !” dress received great applause by the audience too.
BY: Cihan Ucar
Photographers Cihan Ucar- Cumali Ucar