My inspiration comes from the diversity we encounter everywhere in our world, every day and we barely notice it. Our daily lives tend to pass by faster than ever before, we thrive to achieve more while the social gap expands greatly.
The message of my work is to make more people let go of what is on the surface and dig deep. Expressing ourselves through various social media trends we desire the appreciation of other users we barely know. We have forgotten that the real, authentic place, people and relationship are those we cannot see and experience on our phones. Balat is one bright example of all said above.
The theme of my collection is to represent Europe’s cultural heritage. The collection RE:see the UN:seen is inspired by the Turkish Balat, Istanbul, popular with its array of colorful buildings. A place that has become a tourist attraction with many people visiting just to capture a photo in front of the colored houses and share it on social media. However, few of thоsе who visit, know that in addition to its color, Balat is also known for its high crime rate, poverty, and grayness.
Expressed in the design of the apparel, one side- the colored- will be symbolized by the quite complex composition of the trench coats, deconstruction in the sleeves. And the "dark" side of the neighborhood - by the simple designs of the clothing that will be worn underneath. The accentuation on the clothes which represent the obscure side of the neighborhood is a unique Turkish way of creating art on water called Ebru. The design from the water surface is transferred to paper or fabric.
The accentuation on the clothes which represent the obscure side of the neighborhood is a unique Turkish way of creating art on water called Ebru. The design from the water surface is transferred to paper or fabric. The technique dates from 985 AD. For the purpose of applying this method I will use white cloth and by immersing it into the already “painted” water my goal is to achieve circular composition. For the mixture I used perfect proportion of plant-based resin and water.