Barrus Presents Legend Reborn – Sumerian Royalty for AW24 at LFW

Barrus AW24 catwalk finale, LFW

Fashion designer Neslisah Yilmaz was inspired by the ancient Sumerian civilization for the Fall/Winter 2024 women’s eveningwear collection that she presented under her brand, Barrus, during London Fashion Weekend.

[All photography in this article is by Chris Yates / Chris Yates Media]

The glamorous collection Legend Reborn – Sumerian Royalty by Barrus paid tribute to “the land where it all started.”

The Sumerian civilization of Mesopotamia stared developing advanced techniques in the art of weaving during the third millennium BC. Bas-reliefs of Sumerian civilization show figures wearing skirts and dresses composed of woven cloth and tufted fabrics. The wrapped and draped clothes of the Sumerians subsequently influenced the dress of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians.

Inspired by the chic Sumerian royalty of ancient times, Neslisah Yilmaz used the materials and top-level workmanship that still survive at those same lands to create an alluring collection of eveningwear.

Elaborate embellishments

The color palette of the collection was made up of deep purple, emerald green, petrol blue, mauve, silver, black, and dark yellow.

From revealing mini dresses and co-ords to elegant suits and ball gowns, many of the pieces included elaborate sequin embroideries and luxurious embellishments such as feathers and rhinestones.

London Fashion Week - Autumn Winter 2024 - Barrus

Barrus AW24 catwalk look

Barrus AW24 catwalk looks

London Fashion Week - Autumn Winter 2024 - Barrus catwalk

Corsets and laces

Delicate lace and masterfully crafted corsets were integrated in several looks of the collection, evoking bold romanticism to enhance the female figure.

Barrus AW24 catwalk looks

Recycled fabrics were also used in the collection, the designer hoping that sustainability efforts “will enable many generations to enjoy legends reborn through many millenia.”

Barrus AW24 catwalk looks

Barrus AW24 catwalk looks


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