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Edgy, fashion-forward bikinis

Last updated on: March 23, 2017 13:31 IST

Want to make a stylish statement in swimwear? Take a cue from this show!

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week returned to Istanbul with the Fall/Winter 2017 collection. 

The venue, Grand Pera, saw a spectacular beachwear show by 32 year-old designer Cihan Nacar. 

Istanbul Fashion Week

IMAGE: Turkish fashion model Tulin Sahin, 36, opened the show in a glittering golden bikini. Can't help but notice her uncanny resemblance to supermodel Cindy Crawford.  
Photograph: John Phillips/Getty Images

Istanbul Fashion Week

IMAGE: There she is again! This time she sizzled under the limelight in feather, sequins and a pair of golden knee-length boots. 
Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images 

Istanbul Fashion Week

IMAGE: Black dominated the runway and models strode down the ramp in luxurious swimwear with feather details, sequins, shimmer and classy boots.
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Istanbul Fashion Week

IMAGE: A model dressed in an ornate silver swimwear that could well be inspired by a Greek warrier costume.
Photograph: John Phillips/Getty Images

Istanbul Fashion Week

IMAGE: The designer stuck to black, white, beige and other earthy shades. The highlight of the show were the winged eyeliners worn by the models which gave them a dramatic touch. 
Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Istanbul Fashion Week

IMAGE: An exquisite swimwear in black with beads. The swimwear collection is for women who love to glam up their beach wardrobe.
Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images 

Istanbul Fashion Week

IMAGE: A lace work bikini with cold shoulders would be perfect for a destination wedding.
Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images 

Istanbul Fashion Week

IMAGE: This model leaves little to the imagination in a sheer and crystal bikini.
Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images 

Istanbul fashion week

IMAGE: How about a brown swimwear with plenty of cleavage on show and heavily encrusted with beads and sequins. 
Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images 

Istanbul Fashion Week

IMAGE: This chic and sexy all-black, one-shoulder swimwear with sheer and floral motifs looks undeniably stylish.  
Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images 

Istanbul Fashion Week