Do you remember that tine when the Marc Jacobs press day was cancelled because the collection was stolen in transit? Well that has nothing on what Turkish-born designer HakaanYildrim is facing this week.
His courier company has reportedly lost his entire collection resulting in him being forced to cancel tomorrow's show. His PR has since confirmed that the collections is currently being re-made and will be shown to press and buyers shortly after fashion week ends. The moral of the story? The Royal Mail aren't the only ones with a tendency to screw things up.
Life isn't too bad for HakaanYildirim. Despite the fact that we are now in the forth week of fashion week, the fashion crowd were out in full force for his show this week. Not many new designers can call famed photographer Mert Alas a director for their brand and even less can call the likes of Carine Roitfeld and Kate Moss as fans.
The collection was the perfect mix of femininity and masculinity. The collection opened with tailored trosuers teamed with sheer tops with simple relaxed fit slouched jackets. Black leather appeared on outwear that came as jackets at the front and were long at the back with a zig-zag detail. Leather later came on a vampy mini dress worn by Natalia Vodianova with classy black heels. Towards the end of the collection the designer showed a beautiful halter dress with feather detail from the hips downwards, that should come with a warning sign prompting prospective wearers to renew their gym memberships with immediate effect.
If you fancy splashing £1,000 on one of Hakaan's coveted dresses you'll have to head to London's Harvey Nichols. This season the department store managed to secure an exclusive for the whole of the Turkish ANDAM winner's collection
This is huge for the retailer and naturally flows on from their recent attempts to celebrate cutting edge contemporary brands. Earlier this year they launched the re-design of the forth floor boasting brands like Alexander Wang, Meadham Kirchoff and Marc by Marc as well as a wall dedicated to women's trainers. "We are targeting a customer that I have believed strongly in for sometime," Avery Oates, Harvey Nicols buying director, said at the time. "The new floor gives us a lot of scope to spread our wings and tap into new emerging markets which also include a younger generation of shopper. We are able to execute this within an environment that encompasses a modern way of shopping and embraces all aspects of a fashionable lifestyle from fashion to furniture to art. Expect the unexpected!"
The buzz surrounding the Hakaan show had been mounting for the past few days, and there was no other place to be on Friday afternoon. Carine Roitfeld, Kate Moss and David Walliams graced the front row as high-calibre models like Natalia, Abbey Lee, Lara and Anja prepared to walk. This was clearly not to be missed. With such a build up, the Turkish designer certainly didn't disappoint.
The collection began with an off-white palette, composed of structured dresses with peak shoulders and peplums. There were stunning knit jumpers with feather edges before a luxurious fur jacket, complete with camel-coloured collar. Next came greys, navy and black, with woolen coats, sheer blouses and ribbed pants. The dresses had deconstructed straps with cut-out detail, creating powerful silhouettes. The finale black dresses progressed into fluid structure, as pleating and ruffles were manipulated to form beautiful detailing. As the show came to a close there was no doubt Hakaan is now a firm favourite this season and definitely should be for those to come.