Emre Tamer presented his AW23-24 Collection “The Temple of Artemis” which took place During London Fashion Week. The show has been organized by the famous fashion consultant Zeynep Ober and it was in aid of UNICEF for the earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria .
The Designer is known for his attention to detail, hand painted print designs and avant-garde approach. This year, on the 19th of February, X Factor Star Chloe Jasmine and Miss Turkiye-World model Sevval Sahin graced the catwalk. Before the show Zeynwp Ober thanked everybody for helping to raise funds for the earthquake victims and she invited all the guests for 1 minute silence . The show started with X factor star Chloe Jasmine’s live performance of one love which had been dedicated to UNICEF. For this collection, Tamer is inspired by the “The Temple of Artemis” which was located in Ephesus, Izmir, Turkiye. The next, greatest, and last form of the temple, funded by the Ephesians themselves, is described in Antipater of Sidon’s list of the world’s Seven Wonders After the catwalk, there will be a huge Networking Party that is full of fashion, music, arts.
A huge crowd including celebrities, influencers, fashion bloggers attended the show The Temple of Artemis -Seven Wonders of the World Ephesian Artemis The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus was located on the western coast of Asia Minor (modern Turkey) and built in the 6th century BCE. Such was its tremendous size, double the dimensions of other Greek temples including the Parthenon, that it was soon regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today only the foundations and a solitary column stand as a reminder of the site where once stood the greatest temple in the ancient Mediterranean.
The city had an up and down relationship with the neighbouring kingdom of Lydia, resisting many attacks but at the same absorbing some cultural elements. The Lydian king Croesus (r. 560-546 BCE) conquered Ephesus between 560 and 550 BCE, and then funded the construction of new buildings, including a great new temple to Artemis or, as the Greek historian Herodotus put it, he “dedicated many columns” (Histories, 1.92). An interesting archaeological find at the site was a column drum carrying the inscription ‘dedicated by Croesus’.
Artemis & Ephesus
Ephesus (or Ephesos) was a Greek colony on the eastern coast of Asia Minor founded in the 8th century BCE, although there had been Greek settlers in the area from c. 1200 BCE. The Greek goddess Artemis (Diana to the Romans) was particularly important to the Ephesians, indeed her birthplace was considered by them as nearby Ortygia (for other Greeks it was Delos). Artemis was the goddess of chastity, hunting, wild animals, forests, childbirth, and fertility. The goddess’ cult at Ephesus included eastern elements (borrowed from goddesses such as Isis, Cybele, and the “Mistress of the Animals”), as did her representation in art, with surviving statues, unlike elsewhere in Greece, being covered in eggs as symbols of her role as a fertility goddess. Hence, the goddess worshipped at Ephesus is often referred to as Artemis Ephesia.
About Emre Tamer
Emre Tamer is an Austrian-Turkish fashion designer , visual artist, fashion illustrator and lecturer who is based in London.
He was artist in residence as a Lecturer and Designer in Singapore, New York , Cannes , Vienna , Istanbul and Venice.
He studied at the University of Arts Vienna – Austria and Academy of Fine Arts in Venice – Italy where he won master of arts degree in painting and master of design degree in fashion design.
He worked as Fashion Design Lecturer at Raffles Design University in Singapore and as a designer at threeASFOUR in New York City.
He was nominated as the best newcomer at Mittelmoda Fashion Awards in Milan – Italy and Vienna Awards for Fashion and Lifestyle.
Emre Tamer has been Honoured as Designer of the Year 2022 in Izmir Fashion Week- Turkiye where his origins comes from.
He recently designed the Red Carpet dress of German Actress Wilma Elles for the 75th Cannes International Film Festival.