MERT ERKAN Born in 1994 in the city of Istanbul, Mert Erkan’s curiosity for fashion started when he was just a child. He took this enthusiasm further by studying “Textiles & Confection” at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and soon after chose to complete another great course which was the Faculty of Fine Arts / Fashion & Textile Design at FMV Işık University.
During his education, he worked for Arzu Kaprol and as a result of this great combination of experiences, he established his own brand in 2013 and started creating his own collections.
As well as showcasing his work at various international fashion weeks he signed 10 solo fashion shows and since 2016 has periodically exhibited his creations in the Istanbul Mercedes Benz fashion week official schedule.
Additional events he was invited to include Vietnam International Fashion Week in 2018 where he presented his collection “VIFW presents Mert Erkan”, Laos in 2019 and most recently “LFW presents Mert Erkan”.
Apart from his own brand, he has been collaborating collections for Zara, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Lefties, Stradivarius which belongs to Inditex Group and for Mango Kids for 4 years.
To top it all off, Erkan provides consultancy services to many brands globally meaning he has conquered the world with his fashion.
The persona of the man created by Mert Erkan is fearless and able to stand on his own two feet. He is strong and he is able to create his own code while being flawless, undefeated and with attitude.
Edited by: Isabelle De Polla