Obsessions - Ilkin Kurt
interview byMeadowlark
Published Tue, 26 Apr 2022
Ilkin's Archive Folders

Ilkin's Archive Folders

Sunset by Ilkin
Nature by Ilkin
Sun by Ilkin
Ilkin's Magazines

Ilkin's Magazines

Diane Arbus
The King and Queen of a Senior Citizens Dance, N.Y.C. Photograph by Diane Arbus

The King and Queen of a Senior Citizens Dance, N.Y.C.
Photograph by Diane Arbus.

Retired man and his wife at home in a nudist camp one morning, New Jersey. Photograph by Diane Arbus.

Retired man and his wife at home in a nudist camp one morning, New Jersey.
Photograph by Diane Arbus.

Ilkin wearing the Conch Charm Necklace & Hera Ring.

Ilkin wearing the Conch Charm Necklace & Hera Ring.

Ilkin wearing the Conch Charm Necklace & Hera Ring.
Ilkin wearing the Conch Charm Necklace & Hera Ring.
Ilkin wearing the Conch Charm Necklace & Hera Ring.
Ilkin wearing the Conch Charm Necklace.

Ilkin wearing the Conch Charm Necklace.

Ilkin wearing the Maya Necklace and Conch Charm Necklace.

Ilkin wearing Maya Necklace and Conch Charm Necklace.

Collaborator and dear friend of Meadowlark – the stylist behind many of our recent Meadowlark campaigns, Ilkin Kurt takes us through her latest obsessions…

I’m obsessed with listening to?

Marvin Gaye in the mornings.

I’m obsessed with creating?

Archive folders. Mainly of fashion eras or specific designer collections/editorials/ads, music, objects and Brutalist architecture.

I’m obsessed with going to?

Nature, preferably clear water surrounded by lush mountains.

I’m obsessed with reading?

Interviews, any kind. One on one, intimate conversations, inspiring and relatable moments. I’m hooked! The Talks and System Magazine are great sources.

I’m obsessed with the art of?

Letting go – it is a very hard one. The power of saying goodbye is an art in itself.

I’m obsessed with the photography of?

American photographers: Gordon Parks, Joel Meyerowitz, Helen Levitt, Diane Arbus and many more!

I’m obsessed with the design of?

Chairs. I probably have about 5-6 books dedicated solely to chairs.

I’m obsessed with wearing?

My Hera Ring, everyone around me is obsessed with it too.

I’m obsessed with doing my part in?

Not buying plastic packaging and carrying my jars everywhere I shop.

I’m also obsessed with...?

Ideas, brainstorming and chatting about life & politics.

Follow Ilkin on Instagram at @ilkinkurt x

Ilkin's Archive Folders

Ilkin's Archive Folders

Sunset by Ilkin
Nature by Ilkin
Sun by Ilkin
Ilkin's Magazines

Ilkin's Magazines

Diane Arbus
The King and Queen of a Senior Citizens Dance, N.Y.C. Photograph by Diane Arbus

The King and Queen of a Senior Citizens Dance, N.Y.C.
Photograph by Diane Arbus.

Retired man and his wife at home in a nudist camp one morning, New Jersey. Photograph by Diane Arbus.

Retired man and his wife at home in a nudist camp one morning, New Jersey.
Photograph by Diane Arbus.

Ilkin wearing the Conch Charm Necklace & Hera Ring.

Ilkin wearing the Conch Charm Necklace & Hera Ring.

Ilkin wearing the Conch Charm Necklace & Hera Ring.
Ilkin wearing the Conch Charm Necklace & Hera Ring.
Ilkin wearing the Conch Charm Necklace & Hera Ring.
Ilkin wearing the Conch Charm Necklace.

Ilkin wearing the Conch Charm Necklace.

Ilkin wearing the Maya Necklace and Conch Charm Necklace.

Ilkin wearing Maya Necklace and Conch Charm Necklace.