Designer Brand Watch: Nana Gotti
A breath of fresh air to the fashion industry, Nana Gotti’s exotic infusion of oriental prints and wonderful beaded embellishments set her apart from others in her field.
The Turkish designer who was born in 1988 and raised in Zurich, Switzerland, enrolled at the leading global fashion school, Istituto Marangoni London in 2014. Soon after completing a summer course at the Parsons School of Design in New York City, Gotti made the decision to further accumulate her understanding and encompass her vision in relation to design.
Amid her time of developing her education, Gotti attained an abundance of experiences in sectors that included design, wholesale, PR and styling, a practice she accomplished at elite fashion houses including Erdem, Diane von Furstenberg, Bottega Veneta, Felder Felder, as well as Hia Magazine.
Amassing the concept that ‘style is a form of self-expression’, the upcoming designer permits a wide variety of women to distinguish themselves through wearing her clothing that features arrays from ready-to-wear to luxurious evening gowns. Key pieces throughout Gotti’s collections that bare reference to her clean cuts and flared detailing seek inspiration from her permanent inhabitancy of Zurich.
Nana Gotti’s Autumn/Winter 2018/19 collection entitled “The Awakening of the Iznik Tulips”, delivers a sense of 70s nostalgia albeit forced into shapes and precise cuts that allow the wearer to adorn themselves in a spectacle of patterns and silhouettes that emit in all their beauty and power. “The Awakening of the Iznik Tulips” translates as a kind of “almost spring” zeitgeist, which glows and is warming.
“My collection is an exploration of Iznik tile designs from Istanbul,” says Gotti. “The Iznik tiles come from the Ottoman Empire and usually consists of tulips, prunus flowers, and saz leaves. Throughout the collection, one can see the awakening of the Iznik patterns through the floral prints as well as the 3D cuts of the fabric. It’s a mix of romantic and futuristic designs.”
Vibrant, opulent, structural, intoxicating and aesthetically stimulating, Gotti’s collection resonates with fierce females the world over.
Words by Kate Farley
Images courtesy of Nana Gotti