Turkish designer Murat Aytulum receives an interview with Xinhua at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul, in Istanbul, Turkey, March 21, 2019. Murat Aytulum, a Turkish designer, on Thursday released his 30-piece Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collection at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul, the biggest fashion show in Turkey. (Xinhua/Xu Suhui)
ISTANBUL, March 21 (Xinhua) -- Models on the catwalk displayed a leather collection mostly in black, white, powder and rose pieces which bear some sparkling mathematical symbols.
Murat Aytulum, a Turkish designer, on Thursday released his 30-piece Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collection at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul, the biggest fashion show in Turkey.
The collection, dubbed as the "Memory," consists of pieces that Aytulum designed by sketching and installing mathematical symbols and formulas on soft leather outfits by using several techniques.
"The combination of mathematical signs with the designs indicates the perfection and toughness of mathematics," he told Xinhua before the runway show started.
"In my collection, I intend to reduce most of the prejudices against mathematics by acknowledging its existence in every aspect of life, including nature as well," he said.
The designer used several techniques, many of which were applied for the first time, in placing the symbols on the dress and accessories in the form of manuscript and graffiti.
Nilgun Korucu, a female spectator, said the designer somehow managed to create a chalkboard effect on the dress with all these symbols and formulas.
"Women will look stronger and wiser with his designs," she said.
For Caterina Demiroz, a Serbian model, the creation is "gorgeous" in various pastel and dark colors and very feminine at the same time with all the metal sparkles.
Demiroz has been living in Turkey for several years and has taken the podium for Aytulum's creations many times.
"His designs are all handmade while the leather is extremely comfortable and suitable for all kinds of personalities," she said.
"Whether you have a feminine style or you are manly, you can wear them at any time in the day," she added.
In her view, the mathematical signs on the dress are part of the fashion indicating strong women.
Aytulum, who established his brand a decade ago, has been working on leather designs for almost 20 years.
For him, the Far Eastern markets are critical in supplying materials for his designs.
He is currently working with several companies in Beijing, China's capital, in co-designing.
"In the coming years, I am planning to attend more international fairs and events to be more internationally recognized," he said.