Teleidoscope by Christofle
As a part of the French luxury week, a “Teleidoscope” specially designed for Christofle by Turkish designer Alper Boler was showcased at brand’s Niþantaþý store. As the visitors peaked through the small hole placed at the center of a huge black cylinder shaped Teleidosope, glistening Christofle products dance in harmony changing shape and colour. In an attempt to express modernity through the eyes of Christofle, Alper Boler successfully highlights 200 years of a brand in a timely fashion.
Festival Colbert is the first luxury festival in Ýstanbul organized by Comité Colbert - an association that serves as a standard-bearer for luxury. While the boutiques are generally happy with the festival and the interest it generated, some boutiques certainly could have put in more thought and effort into what they have to offer for visitors.
While the flagship brands of the luxury industry such as Louis Vuitton and Hermès have successfully differentiated themselves with their creative projects, others simply participated with – not so impressive –window installations, reinterpretations of house classics, special creations or small parties – which frankly is far from satisfying for a festival of such high caliber.
When and if Comité Colbert revisits Istanbul with Festival Colbert in 2014, hopefully participating luxury boutiques would put in a little more thought and effort to live up to the expected standards of Festival Colbert.
(Photo Courtesy of Christofle)