Paint Drops of Anatolia
The name Barrus͛ means elephant in Latin, it symbolizes power, loyalty and good luck. Barrus presents all these qualities to make you feel confident, stylish, mysterious and beautiful. Their one of a kind evening gowns, cocktail dresses and casual outfits are the result of the union of two talented designers, Neslişah Yılmaz and Nur Çağlayan. Their different personalities and styles create unique looks combining opposites such as simplicity and complexity.
Neslisah and Nur have fused shades of midtown burgundy, oxblood and black using silk, french lace, beaded lace and cashmere blends for Autumn Winter 2016. Their contemporary ideas are synthesized with traditional Turkish elements such as Turkish Marbling which is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other stone. The patterns are the result of color floated on either plain water or a viscous solution known as size, and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface, such as paper or fabric.
All of Barrus͛s eye catching garments are made by fine tailoring, using delicate fabrics from Turkey, Europe and India. With this in mind their collection has been targeted to ladies who are confident, sexy and independent from around the world. She can carry of almost any kind of look, taking her day look, through to night time.
Inspired by the Anatolian and Mesopotamian heritage from thousands of years ago, the team at Barrus have delved deep into historic archives to create a truly unique offering. Anatolia, known as Asia Minor in modern Turkish is the westernmost protrusion of Asia which makes up the majority of the Republic of Turkey.
Mesopotamia is considered to be the one of the cradles of civilization by the Western world, Bronze Age Mesopotamia included Sumer and the Akkadian, Babylonian, and Assyrian empires, all native to the territory of modern-day Iraq. Barrus have mixed this heritage with traditional marbling techniques offering consumers a truly rare range of clothing.
My home town is Bursa which is the ancient centre for many civilizations as well handicrafts, marbling is one of many jewels that has contributed and will contribute to the journey of multicultural inspiration Neslisah Yilmaz – Head Designer – Barrus Fashion