Julia Zeldin, FWO Associate Editor, moved all the way from Chicago to New York so she could freeze in a new city. She's interviewed Vivienne Tam and Lubov Azria, among others.

John Paul Ataker SS17

John Paul Ataker - Runway - September 2016 - New York Fashion WeekThe lights dimmed, the music began, and as the models descended onto the runway, the catwalk was filled with whites and light blues.

A Goddess’ Spring
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The house of John Paul Ataker is known for ready-to-wear that imbues elegance and sophistication. Starting off as a custom tailor in Istanbul, Ataker has kept a strong sense of luxurious craftsmanship since his brand’s launch in 2012.

Season after season, Ataker crafts looks tailored to outline the female silhouette. We witnessed monochrome ensembles start with structured tops paired with tapered pants, while flowing dresses and skirts added an element of femininity to the collection. FWO favorites included the off-the-shoulder crop top with strategically cut pants and the black long-sleeved maxi dress.

This season’s collection took us back to the designer’s family’s ancient Assyrian culture, taking reference from the abundant lush, floral gardens of Babylon, created by the king for his one true love, the goddess Ishtar.

taking reference from the abundant lush, floral gardens of Babylon

Ataker’s Spring ‘17 collection brings us an elegant take on warm weather essentials, with looks that bring out the goddess within.


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