Batur wanted to create a statement with is SS12 collection as his first model entered the catwalk with a tribal theme using exotic prints including zebra, snake and tigers. When asked what inspired his collection he said, “The cheetah prints represent the predator that roam the lands where my tribe originate from. The Zebra prints represent the prey, like my fellow tribesmen, who live in fear of being attacked” That being said, many of the individual pieces are striking however the overall collection is a little too dramatic to absorb.
Article by Ailar Salami
Photography by Shahid Malik