About John Paul Ataker
Numan Ataker is a native of Turkey and the designer behind the John Paul Ataker collection. Rooted from the family Atelier of the early 70’s the House of Ataker was founded and run by their father while Numan and his 9 siblings contributed by sewing and helping out in the family business. His family worked in all aspects of creation from tailoring, fabric development and pattern making for a notable clientele looking for one of kind silhouettes. These formative years honed his penchant for design while developing a love for textiles, precise cuts and draping of the women’s body and helping out nurtured a young boy’s hobby into a deep desire for design, one that would eventually be cultivated into textile design and then finally to a curated collection of some of the utmost luxurious and sumptuous pieces to hit the runway.
The name John Paul is extremely meaningful for Ataker family since the name is the combined with a homage to the Ataker`s grandfathers as well as Numan`s son. Thus, he launched his lavish evening wear and ready to wear collections under the new epiphanies label.
Designing for an independent and sensual woman who exuberates self-confidence, Numan`s view of a woman is one of respect and appreciation for the role they’ve played in his life. He expresses this through the integrity of the fit, attention to intricate detail, quality and craftsmanship of each piece. From start to finish, his attention to utmost quality is a responsibility he doesn’t take lightly and every sample is fit and refit to a specific model until it is absolutely perfect.
Catering to a fashion forward crowd who tend toward sophistication, individuality and classic silhouettes the collections the collection has been featured in influential fashion and celebrity publications ranging from Italian Vogue, W Magazine, InStyle Magazines and People magazines. Today, the John Paul Ataker collection is made up of curated styles with design integrity, a focused on fit, intricate details and hand-sewn craftsmanship that have made Numan Ataker a notable designer in the fashion industry. The collection which displays Numan’s take on elegance, fit, drama and sophistication, is getting noticed by top Stylists and a list of celebrities from Carrie Underwood and Taraji Hensen to Fashionista Kelly Osbourne.