BROOD | FALL / WINTER 2012
Serkan Sarier is the brainchild of the fashion label Brood, born in Germany to Turkish and Bosnian parents; he graduated from Antwerp’s prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Art. Post graduation, his first job involved assisting French fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro with his couture collection, he also worked under Haider Ackermann, Olivier Theyskens and Giambattista Valli.
Now residing in New York, Serkan first unveiled his collection in 2010 in a West Chelsea Art Gallery where he presented a variety of evening dresses. On his website Serkan describes his take on fashion: “The clothes are for the urban young women who appreciate quality and design. She wants evening pieces that are as creative and energetic as her life. She wants her clothing at night to feel as easy as her jeans and tees in the day.”
Showcasing at New York Fashion Week, his fourth collection was debuted with a swarm of tie dyed separates – tailored at the waist to maintain a feminine flair. It was evident that there was a strong athletic influence as Serkan incorporated pockets and hoods into jackets and anoraks, creating a comfortable, easy to wear feel. The collection boasted mostly blues, blacks, maroons and whites for day wear, with bold flower print sarong styled dresses draped elegantly highlighting their versatility. Evening wear consisted of black and gold attire trimmed with high slits, drawstring waists, zips and buttons.
- Renu Sabnani