BWA Chats To: Emily Nasr, Designer of Cylk

One of our favourite labels cylk has dropped into Audrey Shop and we couldn’t be more excited. To celebrate, I had the pleasure of picking the brains of Emily Nasr the designer of cylk on all things fashion and inspiration. Shop cylk here

Where did the inspiration for cylk come from?

cylk began as a capsule collection of 100% silk tops (hence the name!). The aim was to capitalise on our knowledge and experience of seamless knitting technology and combine this with high-end blends to encapsulate luxury in a simplistic, effortless way.

How would you describe the aesthetic?

The cylk silhouette is clean, modern and shapely, which works as essential layering pieces or innovative ready-to-wear elements. Using innovative seamless technology, the beautiful and timeless pieces conform to the body, while also enhancing the feminine form.

Who or what inspires your designs, and why?

I have a medley of influences.  Artists like Anton Henning, Milton Avery & Egon Schiele. Designers that inspire me at present are Dries Van Noten, Celine & Proenza Schouler.  Cities like Paris also stimulate my work;  French women are effortless & i find the city’s architecture & general ambiance very special.

Who is the cylk girl?

The cylk girl is independent & highly driven. She is image conscious, leads a balanced lifestyle and is a forward thinker.  In a nutshell, the cylk girl exudes confidence.

Key trends to watch for this spring/summer?

Patterns & prints that are suggestive of the seventies!  Other key trends to watch will be oriental inspired graphics & traditional Asian elements like in Dries Van Noten’s Summer ’11 collection which will follow through to Summer ’12 with designers like DVF and Tsumori Chisato.

Your favourite item that you just can’t live without?

My cylk bamboo underwear set…I literally live in them.  It combines comfort with style.

What does style mean to you?

Style to me is an artistic expression of how you want to be portrayed; it is a reflection a one’s personality.  A quote I try & live by is “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” Coco Chanel.   

If you could have breakfast with anyone in the world (alive or dead) who would it be?

There are several that come to mind for different reasons.  Jane Birkin in the sixties; I’d love the opportunity to witness her effortless style up close!

What can we expect next from Cylk?

A push with the Ready to Wear range.  Stunning, original & obscure prints on luxurious silks, unique hand painted details and an incredible seamless intimates collection.

Any advice for aspiring designers?

Take on board all criticism as being constructive.

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Images: cylk facebook page.  

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30 Comments

  • Reply yslyenom Monday 19th May, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Like the pieces.

  • Reply dj23249 Wednesday 18th July, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Beautiful

  • deezon
    Reply deezon Wednesday 4th April, 2012 at 11:32 am

    she’s a great model

  • Reply diva_101 Tuesday 20th March, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    awesomee

  • Reply stels Saturday 28th January, 2012 at 10:23 am

    great article 😀

  • Reply maddidegaris Sunday 23rd October, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    love

  • Reply fifi73 Sunday 23rd October, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Gosh, they look amazing….. 🙂

  • Reply ellyloves Sunday 23rd October, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Love these pieces!

  • Reply thugsy Sunday 23rd October, 2011 at 7:53 am

    I’m loving Cylk more and more now

  • Reply bardie Sunday 23rd October, 2011 at 7:45 am

    <3
    Cylk 🙂

  • jessielee
    Reply jessielee Saturday 22nd October, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    love it

  • sbooth29
    Reply sbooth29 Saturday 22nd October, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    such a talent!

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Saturday 22nd October, 2011 at 9:42 am

    love the look of the clothes… i want that cardigan

  • Reply doogs Saturday 22nd October, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Great to see Cylk in the Audrey shop. I hope you add some more stuff 😉

  • Reply jarjar Saturday 22nd October, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I HEART Cylk

  • Reply mzluvinkhim Saturday 22nd October, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Thanks for the great article

  • Reply tessarella Saturday 22nd October, 2011 at 7:51 am

    their pieces are great!

  • Reply paoling725 Saturday 22nd October, 2011 at 1:00 am

    thanks for offering us such great staff in BWA!

  • Reply vonisntflexi Friday 21st October, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    cant wait to try their clothes!

  • Reply ggional Friday 21st October, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    cylk has lots of great style!

  • Reply stefaneigh Friday 21st October, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    nice 🙂

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Friday 21st October, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    It’s great that cylk is now in the Audrey Shop! Exciting!(:

  • Reply sallync Friday 21st October, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Very sensuous styling without being over the top

  • Reply audrey89 Friday 21st October, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Love these clothes

  • leilani-lovebird
    Reply leilani-lovebird Friday 21st October, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    loving it… x

  • Reply DuckieBox Friday 21st October, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    yay!!

  • Reply Andrea Friday 21st October, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I discovered cylk about a year ago, fabulous fit everytime!

  • Reply Whatthe Friday 21st October, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    very cool

  • Reply laurenchock Friday 21st October, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    SO excited cylk is in audrey shop!

  • Reply simply Friday 21st October, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    loving their pieces!

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