Friday, August 27, 2010


Longtime awaited Istanbul Fashion Week (IFW) has started at ITU Taşkışla Campus... I could not make it as the timing was not suitable for me but I am trying to follow it online.

There has been many discussions about if İstanbul can be a fashion capital among Paris, NYC, London or Milan (even Milan is being questoned these days) or if our designers can compete with the world famous names, why are we not that good or why can't we make... I am sure there are many things to be said. But in the end, we all will benefit from these events, Turkish Fashion and Turkey will benefit from these events although we have a long way to go...

Atıl Kutoğlu, Bora Aksu, Arzu Kaprol, Zeynep Tosun, Özgür Masur are a few of the attendees among other talented Turkish designers and brands. I wish HAKAAN could also present his collection. But I guess/hope at least we will be seeing his creations during KOTON show.

This year ELLE and VOGUE Turkey are also supporting the event more closer compared to last years. I wish VOGUE could have managed to use the connections to bring world famous Vogue Editors like Carine or Anna Della Russo or Giovanna to İstanbul. But yeah we have seen Kate Lanphear of Elle US :D (unbeliavable) and Anna Piaggi of Elle Italia.

Here are a few photos from the first few days... More will be coming.

And some beautiful collages inspired by IFW designer's own offices.

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