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Feature: Womenswear at Istanbul Fashion Week F/W 2013


 

L-R: Argande; Simay Bulbul; Nihan Buruk & Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

L-R: Argande; Simay Bulbul; Nihan Buruk & Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

 

 

Our  Fall/Winter 2013 favourites from the women wear designers at Istanbul Fashion Week in Turkey!

 

 

Nihan Buruk 

 

Designer Nihan Buruk leads the charge of a new legion of style makers that possess the unique avant-garde spirit. Her theme of her Fall/Winter 2013 collection represents the “utopian world, emerged from an uprising” and she boldly uses fashion to bravely question the fate of her future (quite the foreshadowing considering that this collection was held before the current protests in Taksim Square).

 

Her stark vision illustrates a slick combination of creative precision and substantive splashes of colour that gives her line an overall strong presence. That forceful fashion nature was effectively conveyed with stark white runway, the harsh overhead lighting which heightened the contrast seen by her effective use of colour blocking. Another from a series of brilliant touches to an already smart collection.

 

 

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

 

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

 

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

 

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

 

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

 

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

 

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

 

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

 

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

 

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

 

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

 

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

 

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

Nihan Buruk Fall/Winter 2013

 

 

 

Gamze Saracoglu 


Gamze Saracoglu obtained her undergraduate degree in Management from Isik University, and went on to pursue a pre-MBA degree at Marmara University. In 2002, she went to Parsons School of Design in New York and then attended a prestigious course in London at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design called ‘Fashion London’.

 

In 2004, she created her own brand ‘Gamze Saracoglu Fashion Design Studio’. She held Creative Director titles at Saydam Tekstil, MRM Leather Company. Saracoglu  also designed for Zara, Marks & Spencer, Kokooi, Nafnaf, Etam, Promod, Chevignon and Apple.

 

Her recent Fall/Winter 2013 collection exudes the well-heeled fashion sensibility echoing lines and silhouettes that can be found on the runways of Paris and NYC. Her fantastic use of colour, layers and cuts (love the long jackets) adds that extra seasonal element to her collection where one can easily see them being worn not only by the fashion savvy clientel in Istanbul but also those of Fifth Avenue.

 

 

 

Gamze Saracoglu  Fall/Winter 2013

Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

 

Gamze Saracoglu  Fall/Winter 2013

Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

 

Gamze Saracoglu  Fall/Winter 2013

Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

 

Gamze Saracoglu  Fall/Winter 2013

Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

 

Gamze Saracoglu  Fall/Winter 2013

Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

 

Gamze Saracoglu  Fall/Winter 2013

Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

 

Gamze Saracoglu  Fall/Winter 2013

Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

 

Gamze Saracoglu  Fall/Winter 2013

Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

 

Gamze Saracoglu  Fall/Winter 2013

Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

 

Gamze Saracoglu  Fall/Winter 2013

Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

 

Gamze Saracoglu  Fall/Winter 2013

Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

 

Gamze Saracoglu  Fall/Winter 2013

Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

 

Gamze Saracoglu  Fall/Winter 2013

Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

 

Gamze Saracoglu  Fall/Winter 2013

Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

 

Gamze Saracoglu  Fall/Winter 2013

Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

 

Gamze Saracoglu  Fall/Winter 2013

Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

 

 

Argande


We love when we come across a collection that has a solid focus ensuring the strength of the nations culture and heritage. ArGanDe products do just that. They are produced by Southeastern Anatolian women under the framework of “Innovations for Women’s Empowerment in the GAP Region Project” with the partnership of GAP Regional Development Administration and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with financial support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).  Love this seasons collection and attention to the detail including openly  flirting with pin stripes  and fabulously romantic oversized shirts with brilliant ribbon detailing.

 

 

 

Argande Fall/Winter 2013

Argande Fall/Winter 2013

 

Argande Fall/Winter 2013

Argande Fall/Winter 2013

 

Argande Fall/Winter 2013

Argande Fall/Winter 2013

 

Argande Fall/Winter 2013

Argande Fall/Winter 2013

 

Argande Fall/Winter 2013

Argande Fall/Winter 2013

 

Argande Fall/Winter 2013

Argande Fall/Winter 2013

 

Argande Fall/Winter 2013

Argande Fall/Winter 2013

 

Argande Fall/Winter 2013

Argande Fall/Winter 2013

 

 

Argande Fall/Winter 2013

Argande Fall/Winter 2013

 

 

Simay Bulbul

 

Part of the new generation of Turkish designers, Simay Bulbul has added a dose of edginess to her nation’s globally renowned leather industry with her fabulous  leather creations.

 

Having studied in the UK and The Netherlands, Bulbul took those experiences and forged them into her designs. Bulbul also extends her design expertise towards the world of television, film and music videos.

 

Bulbul has been working in the fashion industry since 2001 and in 2009 she created her own path by launching her own fashion label.

 

She is known as the first Turkish designer to establish an atelier and brand specializing in leather, Simay Bülbül was granted the official support of the Turkish Leather Council in honor of her work within the leather industry. Her Fall/Winter 2013 collections flirts openly with the rock ‘n’ roll vibe and makes no applogies for its fantastic cuts and silhouettes.

 

 

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

 

 

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

 

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

 

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

 

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

 

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

 

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

 

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

 

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

 

 

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

 

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

 

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

 

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

 

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

 

 

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

Simay Bulbul Fall/Winter 2013

 

 

 

Photography courtesy of Istanbul Fashion Week 

 

 

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