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Istanbul is usually known for it’s history, it’s contrasts and obviously it’s food. With the city’s unique personality and position, the diversity between east and west has influenced a lot of creatives through out the years. Lately Istanbul has started to pay a lot more attention to creative arts, including fashion, which makes us really excited because there is definitely a huge potential for Turkey to grow in this area.
One of our favourite magazines, Dazed and Confused teamed up with Mercedes-Benz to support Istanbul fashion week and covered the event on their website, introducing the world three of the upcoming designers in Turkey. Have a look at their videos and stories here.
Istanbul-born fashion designer Özlem Kaya studied fine art and textiles at Mimar Sinan University. While studying, she met Hakan Yıldırım and started her professional career with him. Six years later, after parting ways with Hakan in 2004, she opened her own atelier. She takes her inspiration from history and the development of mankind.
Ayhan Yetkin was born in Sinop in 1986. He studied at the Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts Textiles and Fashion. In 2009, he won 1st place in the Lasalle International Fashion Design Competition in cooperation with Elle Magazine. He also won 3rd place in the ITHIB Fabric Design contest. He continues to prepare his own collections on a regular basis and is in the process of creating his own brand.
After studying 4 years Fashion & Textile design at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Nihan Peker moved to Milan and got a masters degree in Istituto Marangoni. She has prepared collections to famous italian brands like Frankie Morello, Colmar and Furla. She was one of the finalists of the Swarovski Competition and her collection was shown at London, Paris and Milan fashion weeks. She established her own brand in 2008 and she now lives and works in Istanbul.
Between 1930 and 1980, the greatest photographers of the time including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Dora Maar and Irving Penn came to London to discover the city. Some were inspired by the “Great Britishness” and documented the royalty, red buses and bowler hats; whereas some took interest in the urban poor, surviving life in the city. But they all reflected their uniqueness in their photography. These photographs are now available to view at the Tate Britain until the 16th September 2012.
The billabong girls planned a european roadtrip to shoot & promote the spring 2012 collection. One hundred photos for the campaign, photographed on the roads, by The Road is Home.
All photos from The Road is Home
The opening exhibition of young artists, Alex and Marine. The exhibition was in 104 , in Paris last Friday.
To learn more about Alex and Marine click here.
All photographs taken by Nora Zemmouri
Last Monday, we had a very typical Turkish day.
First, a delicious breakfast by the Bosphorus; then a visit to the Grand Bazaar and the spice market. Among thousands of stores, there is one special shop that we truly love. Allahverdi’s (yes that’s his real name!) little jewelry store; overflowing with colorful objects, precious stones and decorative pieces. We also went to Giycek old time photo studio which is in Galata. Thanks to the team over there we had so much fun!
Istanbul International Arts & Culture festival.
Such a wonderful weekend full of inspiration!
DAY 2: Andrew Dominik-Alphan Eseli, Zoe Cassavetes-Jefferson Hack, Nate Lowman-Pınar Yolaçan, Robin Rhode, Mario Sorrenti-Cecilia Dean, Carine Roitfeld ( location : Vakko Fashion Center )
To watch the video please click HERE
CARINE ROITFELD ”IRREVERENT” book signing at the VİTALI HAKKO Creative Industries Library
The event continued with The Festival Gala After party at The boom boom room (Esma Sultan Yalısı)
DAY 3: Mark Romanek-Ilker Canikligil, Ferzan Özpetek-Pelin Batu, Aaron Young&Chiara Clemente,Ayşe Kulin-Barbaros Altuğ (location : Tophane-i Amire)
We’ve been asked to design t-shirts for TOG Bazaar (Community Volunteers Foundation). The event started today at 10 am and ended at 20:00.
Save the date people!
Remember this post? It’s that time of the year again . ISTANBUL’74 in collaboration with Visionaire will host the third edition of the prestigious ‘Istanbul International Arts & Culture Festival’ between 25-27 May 2012. To learn more click here.
Jefferson Hack (Editor, Publisher of Dazed & Confused, Another), Mario Sorrenti (Fashion Photographer) Mark Romanek(Director), Nate Lowman(Contemporary Artist), Pınar Yolaçan(Artist), Riccardo Tisci (Fashion Designer), Robin Rhode (Artist), Tuluğ Tırpan (Pianist), Zoe Cassavetes(Screen Writer, Director, Actress), Aaron Young (Artist), Andrew Dominik(Film Director, Screen Writer), Ayşe Kulin(Novelist), Carine Roitfeld (Fashion Editor), Cecilia Dean( Co-Founder of Visionaire), Charlie Siem (Violinist), Emre Arolat (Architect), Ferzan Özpetek (Director) are all among the guests.
The Istanbul International Arts and Culture Festival is a fascinating and unique cultural summit bringing together some of the world’s most talented writers, designers, editors, actors, poets, filmmakers, dancers and musicians to the city of Istanbul. The high profile, free and open for the public festival offers a cultural exchange program between countries and various creative formats including fashion, film, music, art, design architecture and performing arts. The official Istanbul International Arts and Culture Festival is committed to creating a dynamic arts diplomacy programme in the world and forging greater cultural relations between Turkey and the international artistic community.
That’s an event you shouldn’t miss if you live in Turkey ( or not! ) See you there!