Name

Merve Ucar

Country

Istanbul, TURKEY

Instagram Profile

instagram.com/merveucr

Category
24th Edition, Finalists
Tags
24th Edition, Istanbul, Merve Ucar, Turkey
About This Project

She was born 1988 in İstanbul. In 2008 She has graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University with a degree of Fashion and Textile Design. During her studies, she worked as an intern at Turkish designer, Arzu Kaprol until 2008. After the graduation, for two years she worked as an assistant designer in Setre and prepared oversized garments by the referance of Arzu Kaprol.

In 2010 she started to work on institutional designs with Arzu Kaprol and design Corporate wear within the Kaprol Group for companies such as Vodafone, Hilton, Coca Cola, Volkswagen and Pegasus Airlines etc.. Between 2012-2013, she prepared womenswear collections for Studio Kaprol and presented in Istanbul Fashion Week with a fashion Show. Studio Kaprol has been established by Arzu Kaprol. Right after the fashion show, collection had been started to sell in Vakkorama, one of the most prestigious multibrand shop all over Turkey.

In 2012, she got the oppotunity to present her own collection in Istanbul Fashion Week as one of the ten finalist of Koza Young Talents Competition organised by Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporter Associations (ITKIB). Within the same period she attended to another fashion competition organised by Eagean Exporters Association Competition for the 7th time. She prized as the second runner up. As a prize of that success, she had been awarded by a scholarship sponsored by Turkish Ministry of Economy in İstituto Marangoni, Milan.

In 2014 she completed her first master which is Womenswear Master Programme with a Laudi degree and during her studies, she awarded as ‘Best Project’ in a competition organized by Bolon and Capelli. The project was exhibited in the 2014 Milan Design Week, Salone del Mobile. In 2015 she completed the second master degree in Accessory and Luxury Design & Management at Istituto Marangoni. At the same time she did collaborations with Turkey for corporatewear and she worked as a design consultant for Tekstar Studio Co.

In 2015 started to work as a Senior Designer in Massimo Monteforte specializing on womenswear design.

In 2016 she had the opportunity to present her FW 2017/2018 Collection in Excelcior Hotel Gallia in Milan during the Republic Day of Turkey by the organization of Turkish Consulate of Milan.