Fool’s Experiment

by jennine on July 28, 2009

How often do you hear a designer say they are inspired by music? Ok, maybe not every time, but it’s certainly one of the usual suspects. For the upcoming SS10 (also dubbed as Summer Song), Asli Filinta Istanbul will release her collection in conjunction with an album titled ‘Fool’s Experiment’. Each piece is named like a song, a jacked named Wrong Places and a pair of leggings titled Golden Shot. Originally from Turkey, and currently based in New York, designer Asli Filinta has taken an artistic approach to her collections. Initially starting from hats and accessories, she’s used those design sensibility to create off the wall collections with delightful stories. A previous collection, she made these hats inspired by chocolate kisses, so seeing gumballs and comic shapes (you know, like, POW!) would only be the next step in the evolution of joyful fashion that doesn’t take itself so seriously.
Asli Filinta Istanbul will be showing this September at Who’s Next, Paris • Rooms, Tokyo • DnA, NYC.

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1 PAPERFASHION July 28, 2009 at 6:39 am

these are so fun!
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2 WendyB July 28, 2009 at 7:06 am

Are those jelly beans? I like!
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3 jennine July 28, 2009 at 7:19 am

wendy…ooh i think they’re gumballs, but your guess is as good as mine!


4 amanda July 28, 2009 at 8:57 am

amazing. it’s great to know she is based in nyc now. we need more off-the-wall fun designers that don’t take themselves too seriously. i feel like most of them stay in london!
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5 Alicia/InstantVintage July 28, 2009 at 9:50 am

Candy legs? =D

All those triangles remind me of a stegosaurus. I love them on the white blazer.
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6 artdiva July 28, 2009 at 10:30 am

rad!!! I love this!
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7 amika July 28, 2009 at 10:44 am

haha yes, it reminded me of dinosaurs too!
i totally dig this fun & crazy designs maybe it could be even more colour-tastic for me..


8 maria July 28, 2009 at 11:59 am

What a cool concept.
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9 john July 28, 2009 at 3:05 pm

is the a bra shoulder pad?


10 eyeliah July 28, 2009 at 3:53 pm

Interesting collection, I like the candy prints.


11 dreamsequins July 29, 2009 at 8:25 am

I really can’t get enough of these playful prints! And those stand up scaley things? AWESOME.
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12 asli July 31, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Yep! That is a bra :)


13 Bennie August 2, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Asli :) this is truly amazing!


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