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We were invited to attend “Turkish Designers during New York Fashion Week were these collections were no where near basic. Each designer showcased great craftsmanship and talent beyond words. Sadly, We seemed to have lost our brains in the mist of rushing to the studio. While in line to enter the show we noticed our photography camera was left behind. Yup! It was forgotten in the car. Of all shows- in front-full sight-no camera. For this show we do not have images only the ones taken with iphones and posted to our Instagram (which you should be following by the way..hint hint!). You can still enjoy the release below:

asli filinta fall 2020-05 72dpi photo by elvia gobbo

NEW YORK, NY (February 2020) – Under the simple moniker ‘Turkish Designers’, Asli Filinta, Deniz Berdan, Simay Bulba and Hakan Akkaya, each showed strong visions that truly asserted their rightful place in fashions is on the runways of NYFW at Spring Studios, Gallery II. The show, held on Tuesday, February 11th @ 7:00 PM, was generously underwritten by the Turkish Government as well as the Turkish Textile Council.

The Designers:

asli filinta fall 2020-06 72dpi photo by elvia gobbo

Asli Filinta – Designer Asli Filinta showed a collection of easy, draped, tunic inspired ensembles that has a decidedly nomadic feel. The fabrications represented a mélange of colors and textures that seemed at times clashing and at other times harmonic, but always inspired.


Deniz Berdan – Deniz Berdan, mother and daughter team, showcase a very sporty collection. Neon was a large component in the color story, whether it was featured in the linings of hoods or parts of the pants and jackets alike. For fun and intrigue, the designing duo created jewelry that mounted on the models’ faces, heads and even in their mouths to lend an other-worldly, almost alien intrigue.


Simay Bulbul – Creative director, Simay Bulbul offered an easy, inventive take on traditional evening wear that was versatile enough to be worn both day and night. Sheer organza and Chantilly lace were the staples of this monochromatic collection that drew cheers from the crowd as it undoubtedly will with the retailers.


Hakan Akkaya – Hakan Akkaya, after his solo showing of his Amish Punk inspired collection a few days prior in NYFW, presented his capsule line of leather and furs in bright metallic hues. Each model walked the runway with full confidence and the audience was visibility excited and surprised to see this side of Hakan. Who traditionally shows only collection in black and white. Fun note… Hakan’s right hand Atelier Assistant, Hilal was one of his models, making her runway debut… fun!


For image, sample, interview requests and additional information please contact, Allison Wachtel at The Bromley Group at awachtel@tbg-world.com.


Photographer credits: Elvia Gobbo www.elviagobbo.com

Asli Filinta FW20 (Web Ready 72 dpi): https://we.tl/t-X5tnjbO56j

Asli Filinta FW20 (High Resolution 300 dpi): https://we.tl/t-uEMkvNZOvd

Deniz Berdan FW20 (Web Ready 72 dpi): https://we.tl/t-5dlSPlyApv

Deniz Berdan FW20 (High Resolution 300 dpi): https://we.tl/t-fjkjsfzEOn

Simay Bulbul FW20 (Web Ready 72 dpi): https://we.tl/t-GZ1UOcumAA

Simay Bulbul FW20 (High Resolution 300 dpi): https://we.tl/t-ctDHRE1Vla

Hakan Akkaya FW20 (Web Ready 72 dpi): https://we.tl/t-4extdeUirX

Hakan Akkaya FW20 (High Resolution 300 dpi): https://we.tl/t-tGyMyrOFox

Link for video of show: https://we.tl/t-pvVD9cY6x3


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