Author: Ceren Günel

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Bora Aksu’s Spring/Summer 2019 London fashion show a Gypsy tale inspired by Romani poetess Papusza

Bora Aksu paid homage to a distinguished historical character once again with his Spring/Summer 2019 (SS19) Ready-To-Wear Collection that debuted with a dazzling catwalk at London Fashion Week last month. The acclaimed London-based Turkish designer’s latest collection is inspired by renowned twentieth century Romani poetess Bronislawa Wajs, widely known as Papusza. Aksu’s SS19 eye-catching garments […]

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Berlin’s famous döner kebab shop becomes new face of fashion giant Diesel

  On August 31, just a few days after Germany was shaken by violent riots of neo-Nazis and other far right supporters, Italian fashion giant Diesel put Turks and one of their national dishes, döner,  in the media spotlight by announcing a collaboration with Mustafa’s Gemüse Kebap in Berlin. The story has gone global, capturing […]

Art
Last week to enrol on Yunus Emre Institute’s Istanbul Art Trip

Do you fancy exploring one of the most magical cities in the world? The Yunus Emre Institute (YEI) is organising a six-day Istanbul visit in October, combining art workshops with trips to important historic and religious sites and museums, such as the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Sultanahmet Mosque. YEI’s illumination (tezhip) course instructor Nagihan […]

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Study Turkish language and culture in Central London this autumn

Whether for personal or professional reasons, there is so much to be fascinated with Turkey’s unique culture. For those wishing to explore up close, the opportunity to learn is closer than you think. Based in Maple Street, Fitzrovia in Central London, the Yunus Emre Institute (Turkey’s equivalent of the British Council) runs a host of […]

Features
The 10 best MFÖ songs
 

  When my editor asked me to pick my favourite ten songs by legendary band MFÖ in advance of their London concert on 18 March, I didn’t think it would be this hard. The band formed in 1980 – more than a decade before I was born – and they still comprise of the original […]

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Chalayan’s SS18 collection reflects modern feelings of entitlement and despair

  This weekend globally renowned fashion designer Hussein Chalayan will be presenting his new Autumn/Winter collection at London Fashion Week. With their extraordinary qualities, Chalayan’s shows are always one of the highlights of the week. As fashionistas everywhere eagerly the unveiling of his latest collection at Sadler’s Wells on Saturday, we take a look back […]

Art
From artistic ancestors to clueless descendants: Ottoman-obsessed hallucinations in New Turkey

Two weeks ago, an angry mob attacked an art exhibition at Istanbul’s Abdülmecid Efendi Pavilion. The building used to belong to the last Ottoman Caliph Abdülmecid. The exhibition, called Doors Open to Those Who Knock, showcased artwork owned by Turkish businessperson Ömer Koç. It opened to public at the Pavilion during the 15th Istanbul Biennial, […]