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The meteoric rise of fashion designer Dilara Fındıkoğlu

If you haven’t heard Dilara Fındıkoğlu’s name, where have you been? The London-based Turkish designer hit the headlines in September 2017 following her controversial Satan-themed catwalk show at St Andrew Holborn Church during London Fashion Week. Since then she’s enjoyed a meteoric rise, dressing global super stars for the red carpet and gala events. Described […]

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Erdem’s AW19 collection inspired by an Italian princess

Internationally acclaimed designer Erdem paid tribute to a distinguished Italian historical personality in his latest collection that went on show at London Fashion Week last month. Rome’s Princess Orietta Doria Pamphilj was the inspiration behind Erdem’s Autumn/Winter 2019 (AW19) Ready-To-Wear Collection, which debuted with a stunning catwalk at the National Portrait Gallery on 18 February. […]

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Zeynep Kartal’s Ottoman-inspired Spring Summer 2019 collection pays homage to ‘Lost Jewel’

Acclaimed Manchester-based Turkish designer Zeynep Kartal once again pays homage to her heritage with her Spring Summer 2019 collection. Inspired by the diamond Chelengk given to British Vice Admiral Horatio by Ottoman Sultan Selim III, the collection also celebrates the designer’s ties with her second home, England. Equally significant, Queen Elizabeth II permitted Kartal to […]

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Chalayan’s Spring Summer 2019 London fashion show explores ‘happiness’ in different regions

Hussein Chalayan’s shows are always one of the highlights of London Fashion Week (LFW) with their extraordinary qualities. So T-VINE takes a look back at the globally renowned fashion designer’s recent LFW show at Sadler’s Wells theatre on 16 September 2018. Renowned for his art as much as his fashion creations, the London-based Turkish Cypriot […]

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Victorian cross-dressers meet 90s nightlife: diversity at heart of Erdem’s Spring Summer 2019 London fashion show

Another fashion month is over, but there was far more than glamour in this year’s Spring Summer (S/S) Ready-To-Wear collections. S/S 2019 was the most racially diverse, size diverse and gender-inclusive fashion month ever, reported Fashion Spot. Chief among the diversity leaders was Erdem, whose London S/S 2019 show had more transgender models than any […]

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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 […]

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Flower meanings – the perfect flower for each occasion

With flowers being the perfect gift to celebrate every occasion, it is important to know exactly what the bouquet you are giving says to that special someone. Every flower has its own distinctive meaning and knowing this can help you mark that special occasion with flair. Heed these flowers’ meanings as you choose the most appropriate arrangement […]

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Halima Aden in Istanbul for launch of Raşit Bağzıbağlı x Modanisa’s Desert Dream collection

  The eagerly awaited Raşit Bağzıbağlı x Modanisa spring-summer collection went on sale on Monday 26th March. Turkey’s leading designer and Modanisa.com – the world’s biggest modest fashion e-retailer – celebrated their collaboration with a launch party in Istanbul. Jetting in especially for the occasion was trailblazing model Halima Aden, who opened the catwalk for […]