AADARO Roma by Dilara Gözalan - Questions on Styles, Clothing and Fashion-based Stereotypes
Ayse Dilara Gozalan, born a painter and sculptor of highly international background and upbringing has completed her studies at numerous distinguished schools and fine art academies including the nominated ‘Palazzo Spinelli’ in Florence, and ‘Cambridge University’, during the early years of her lifetime.
After having completed her design formation at the ‘Istituto Marangoni’, where later on she became active as a teacher, Ayse Dilara collaborated with many designers including the notable ‘Matteo Thun & Partners’ in Milan.
Continuously she designed limited-edition upscale, one of a kind, couture jewelry and designs serving as ultimate pieces of exclusivity for private clients worldwide, one of the most publicly renowned being the ‘Vatican City’, in Rome.
Today she lives and creates all of her individual designs and artwork, based from the heart of this enchanting eternal city.
There, she decided the formation and creation her own brand ‘The House of AADARO’.
Having traveled and created objects all her life, Ayse Dilara as an aesthetic and erudite artist, has transmitted exactly these visions to her brand and its luxurious core identity.
Channeling the artist’s vision of mankind’s eternal aspiration of ‘Soul Sovereignty’ and her passionate vivid dreams of human existence being connected to its authentic ‘True Self’, AADARO stands for sophistication, liberty and unique individualistic style.
The artist’s collections of innovative charismatic essence, interpret with each singular creation a powerful ‘Hypnotic Symbol’ of this world and human history, communicated in forms of timeless designs.
Through the House’s impeccable attention to minute detail and grand historically rooted fascinating craftsmanship AADARO is born as revolutionary embodiment of haute excellence.
Summoning the magical, eternal vastness of the universe, AADARO’s world of bold spirited couture jewelry, gifts wearable pieces of art and magnetic objects of desire to the world.
Forever evolving in elegant, iconic, modern, daring style, AADARO is created in the exact image of the artist’s values and represents her and everyone else’s ‘Own Self’.
Do you read fashion magazines?
I personally read everything about art & design that I can get my hands on - fashion magazines and books, both mainstream or collector’s edition included. I believe it is very important that creators / designers should the world’s input before putting anything into this world . We live in symbiosis and in in a constant state of relation to the world that surrounds us and we, creators and designers, are contributing to shaping it by our art and designs
Do you think people feel different when they wear different clothes?
In my personal and professional opinion, clothes & accesories are a direct tool and powerful means of expression of our individual being as whole both in aspects how we personally wish to see ourselves as how we want people in society around us to perceive and see us. This extra “skin” between us and the world directly, loudly states: “This is me!”. That is why clothing, jewelry and other accessories can are deeply empowering.
What do you think of women who wear high heel shoes?
I think high heels are a great expression of the feminine and what we are capable of doing,- being sleek and sensuous in this case, as a gender “seemingly” without any visible effort. One of the best examples of women’s talent of adding that extra something to each situation.
What kind of clothes do you usually wear?
I usually wear very timeless-style clothing in classical neat colors as I am always very active and find myself in many different situations each day, starting at the office, continuing to the atelier and finding myself often in the evening at a chic dinner party. What I usually never leave out, very important – My signature red lipstick. I have them in all shades, intensities and styles, from matt to hypnotic shining glossy!
Do you like to get dressed up?
Love to dress up! In all ways and on all occasions. Life is and should always be a party!
If you went out with a group of high school friends, would you dress differently then if you went out with your grandmother and her friends?
I am a great advocate and activist of the belief to always utterly be yourself. That’s why my answer is “Yes!” and I believe everyone else should always do, too. Even if maybe sometimes it might take a little bit of courage for some people. But being oneself is worth every bit of that boldness.
When you get old do you think you will dress like your grandmother or grandfather?
They both have been my style icons! Both of them have taught me how to dress and express iconic induvial style with exclusive elegance! My grandmothers marvelous signature Yves Saint Laurent dresses are still among my favorites today.
Why is it acceptable for women to wear men's clothing, but not for men to dress in women's clothing?
Women clothing in history is closely connected to rules and restrictions we have faced. Women dressing as men meant for us finally being comfortable and free as we finally took on and conquered through our “own expression of voice” many other roles in society. Women wearing tuxedoes for example stands therefor directly as an act of revolution. Men wearing women’s clothing on the other hand is solemnly in that case a means to express a kind of personal preference or characteristic.
Do you think there's a difference between" fashion " and "style" ?
Fashion is fleeting style is eternal. Fashion you can copy from magazines and just walk into a store to get. Style and taste on the other hand is not unobtainable on the contrary and therefor the most valuable traits of them all for all creatives.
Which type of clothes do you "collect"?
I religiously collect iconic signature pieces vintage or contemporary by designers I love and I believe have made the beauty of induvial expression, human existence and history richer through these one of a kind important pieces!