Istanbul’s fashion industry has been booming over the past decade as a whole generation of young Turkish designers has emerged, galvanizing the local fashion industry like the young fashion deisgner, Simay Bülbül.
Many of these designers have opened shop in the funky, up-and-coming Galata neighborhood, which is often referred to as the Soho of Istanbul. These cool young designers are favored not just by locals, but also increasingly by in-the-know international fashionistas.
Simay Bülbül, opened her showroom here in early 2010. Known for her trademark leather designs, Bülbül works with a range of fabrics, including jerseys and silks. Almost every piece has some kind of leather detailing, resulting in a thoroughly modern aesthetic. At her namesake boutique, you can find her fashion-forward designs, which use texture and pleating to create highly sculptural pieces.
Here is the vídeo abou tone of her fashion shows: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAmFXYYSqVY
Meanwhile, the Galata area is also home to a number of cool boutiques and concept stores. Here, you’ll find a range of traditional and humorous products, from cosmetics, accessories, bags, and food to home décor, stationary, and books. Atelier 55 is another concept store selling everything from clothing and jewelry to accessories and hand-painted cushions.
Adres: Bereketzade Sok. Kuledibi, Kule çıkmazı No: 17,
Galata, Beyoğlu-İstanbulTelefon: +90 212 292 78 99
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