Hey ladies! I’ve been away this past week… Forgive me! My parents are in town (from France) and I had very little time to do what I got to do. Anyway, while I was surfing on the web this morning, I came accross this new Designer Hakan Yldirim from turkey, and shame on me for not noticing him a couple month ago during the fashion week reviews! He won the 220 000 euros grant for the price of “Young Fashion Creation” in France. This contest is open to all countries and held by the Ministry of Culture, Pierre Bergé, LVMH, as well as Gucci Group. Amongst previous winners of this grant, there was Gareth Pugh (in 2008), Bruno Pieters (in 2007), Natalia Brilli (in 2006), and Felipe Oliveira Baptista (in 2005).
39-year-old, Hakaan is not a complete stranger in the fashion industry. His last fahion show in London in February, already had provoked the enthusiasm of the public, where Carine Roitfeld (editor in chief of french Vogue), sitting in the front row already appeared. Models like Natalia Vodianova and Mariacarla Boscono, worn its autumn and winter collection 2010-2011 with style. The Turkish creator also benefits from the support of the famous fashion photographer Mert Alas.
Hakan won the heart of Carine Roitfeld (forewoman of the jury this year) with a collection made of structured lines, luxurious materials and radically sexy spirit. Others nominated were Mark Fast, Francesco Scognamiglio, Bouchra Jarrar, Calla Haynes and Alexandre Vauthier.
Bravo to Hakan!!!
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