Ebru Ercon is a British born fashion designer based in London. She studied on the MA Fashion Design course at Central Saint Martins in 2000 and gained the finale position in the final year show held at the Truman Brewery, London, which received critical attention. Her collections look to challenge the contemporary view of the female figure, taking classical references from key Twentieth century garments, and manipulating them with layering to create alternative silhouettes.
Ercon took part in the off-schedule event 'The Grey Area' during London Fashion Week in 2000, organised by designer Russell Sage at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, as a collaboration aimed at re-evaluating the catwalk presentation. For this (her Spring/Summer 2001) collection she used mini-spy cameras in some of the garments and broadcast them live to the audience on a triptych of screens to enhance appreciation of intricate details.
Her Autumn/Winter 2003/4 collection was presented to the sound of live drums beating a solid rhythm at the Groucho Club in London. Autumn Winter '04/05 drew inspiration from 1930s outdoor sportswear, western shirts and polo shirts. Ercon describes her interest in these pieces: 'Fashion in the 1920s and 30s was both glamorous and innovative - what fascinated me was the combination between movement and restriction, which aided to best compliment the female figure.'
Ebru Ercon is represented by Laura Mackness +44 (0) 208 525 0177
- Ebru Ercon features in a project.