PYLOT went backstage with AOFMPro and head make up artist Valetina Creti to witness Gyunel SS15.
Born in Azerbaijan and based in London, Gyunel Rustamova has quickly amassed an industry following since graduating from Central Saint Martins. On the front row was a host of celebrities from a certain reality show, set not a stone’s throw from the designer’s Chelsea atelier. Don’t let that put you off though.
It really is a testament to Gyunel’s reputation that not only did model-of-the-moment Amber Le Bon walk, but so too did her mother, Yasmin; coup of the season? It could well have been. The title, “Nomadic Scorpian” was literal. The colour palette tonal and muted and silhouettes either short and tight or long and fluid – the former perfect in the midday sun, the latter, when weaving through cool city streets in the dead of the night.
“I like to think of the Gyunel woman as a nomadic traveller with a strong sense of adventure,” said the designer before the show, but whether wanderlust is your thing or not, tailored slub-silk separates and floaty crepe blouses will find a place in every clime. On the up, expect to hear and see more of this enchanting designer; even if it is on the aforementioned TV show.
– Words: Ashley Jardine
Images © Max Barnett using Impossible instant film