Ethnic is a word that is frequently used in fashion to describe collections that make liberal use of color, print, beads, tassels, and anything loosely earthy, animal-inspired, or crafty. Although the elastic term wouldn’t be very descriptive in another specialized field such as anthropology, it nevertheless provides an invaluable shortcut in the world of the magazine editorial. The term is especially resonant in this month’s issue of Vogue Turkey in a story featuring Patrycja Gardygajlo photographed by Emre Güven. Titled “Etnik ezgi,” which is Turkish for “ethnic melodies,” the 10-page story celebrates this season’s best in tasseled garments. Tops, dresses, accessories, and more incorporate tufts of loosely hanging leather and cloth and thereby satisfy fashion’s insatiable appetite for ethnic melodies and all things Patrycja Gardygajlo.
Credits include: Publication, Vogue Turkey May 2014; Title, “Etnik ezgi”; Photography, Emre Güven; Styling, Naz Bileydi; Hair, İbrahim Zengin; Makeup, Ali Rıza Özdemir for L’Oreal Paris; Fashion assistance, Beril Türkmen.