ON THE RUNWAYT with Loris Diran
Headed by Uzbekistan's own Fist Daughter Gulnara Karimova and her Fund Forum Association, Art Week Style which took place in Uzbekistan's Capital city, Tashkent, on October 4th through the 9th, focused on bringing together various international designers and artists in events ranging from Fashion shows to Master Classes for the country's students. It was quite a cultural exchange for all involved and it introduced me to a country that, outside of some very vague geographical references, I knew relatively nothing about. I came away with it understanding the Central Asian region with an appreciation for an ancient culture that dates back to the reign of Gengis Khan and Amir Timor. The historical landmarks, the texures and literal fabrics of this land are truly inspiring. I never know where the next source of inspiration for my collection will come from.
Loris Diran's Fall 2012 Fashion Collection
Among the designers attending were: Versace, Carolina Herrera, Matthew Williamson, Dolce and Gabbana, Temperley London, and Hoss Intropia of Spain, as well as Me!
Life of the party