I was born in 1977 in Istanbul. I studied fashion design at Istanbul Istasyon Art Academy. After graduating in 1997, I worked for various companies and brands. Between 2003/2016, I was the creative director of local brands. In 2016, I left the company where I worked for sixteen years and was ready to establish my own atelier.

Can you tell our readers about yourself? How did your journey in the fashion industry begin?

I was born in 1977 in Istanbul. I studied fashion design at Istanbul Istasyon Art Academy. After graduating in 1997, I worked for various companies and brands. Between 2003/2016, I was the creative director of local brands. In 2016, I left the company where I worked for sixteen years and was ready to establish my own atelier.

How did you decide to brand your designs? What features do you believe that differentiate your style and creations?

I start by collecting the brand’s identity analysis for the collections I have prepared for different brands. And accordingly, the collection is formed. I am glad to go through this research and creation process. But when I want to reflect myself, I like versatility in collections. In doing so, I set up my BUCETOZCALPHAS and BlueCat 62 brands when I decided that my creative power was being freer and that I was successful and happy as I was free.

When I’m interested in something, I want to go into detail. I investigate the details and really enjoy the process. Then, I deal with details to the extent that I even sometimes drown in details and stuck for a moment. However, when I reach the final, I think this feeling differentiates indeed.

It is stated that you pay attention to using different mixed materials to create timeless and season-free designs. How do you blend different fabrics and weavings in your designs?

In fact, I do not even try to come up with timeless and season-free designs. The pieces I need to use inspire the creation of collections. I like to update old styles and cultural details that are not affected by trends. Street Couture, Intersection of Ergonomics and Elegan, Unisex parts… This trio takes place in every collection of mine and I always want to see them.

Do you supply the fabrics from Turkey? Can we hear more about your views on Turkish fabrics?

Yes. I supply my fabrics from Turkey. To me, sustainable designs and fast delivery are important for my production. Turkey is a very successful country in fabric production. Fabric supplies of many world brands are supplied from the manufacturers of our country. There is also a lot of efforts in product development. The aim of the project I participated in the New York fashion week was to introduce Turkish design and Turkish fabrics to the world.

The interest of the foreign press was also great .. I once again would like to thank Ruhsar Pekcan, Minister of Commerce, İsmail Gülle, Chairman of TIM and the management of promotion group. I am very proud to represent my country on the world podiums.

What are the elements that inspire you when creating your collection with elegant and feminine details?

I have been inspired by many experiences in life. I see creativity as a gift and all creative works need passion. Sometimes a painting, sometimes 63 a movie or a movie star who is passionate, powerful, modern, elegant enough, can inspire. I have always been influenced by the ’Karma’ law. ’’ Life gives you back what you projected it ’’.

How do you see the fashion and textile industry in the future? Does your brand work on sustainability in fashion?

I think fashion is changing at a dizzying pace. Rapidly changing trends create rapidly consuming societies. I hope Fashion becomes more valuable, permanent and independent of trends. An effective development will be created where art, technology, and fashion will meet and the fashion of the future will be with smart textile products produced with nanotechnology.

We work on fabrics that can measure our stress level and change its color automatically. This demonstrates the importance of innovation. In the future, the wearable technology movement will gain momentum with individuals who have a culture of innovative thinking.

Doesn’t sustainability work have to be as long as we want to exist? Undoubtedly, my biggest dream is that my brand will take place on the same platforms as global brands. You are sustainable as long as you can update the system.

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