Although Istanbul is synonymous with evil-eye beads, colourful spices and piles of Turkish delight for many people when it comes to shopping, the city is on the verge of establishing itself as a new global fashion capital with an emerging group of conceptual designers.
Now in its eighth year, the preparations for Turkey’s most prominent fashion event are in full swing. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul presented by American Express Spring/Summer 2014 Collections will take place at Kurucesme Arena, on the shores of the Bosphorus between October 7 and 11, 2014.
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus has convenient locations due to its close proximity to the event venue. A visit to these stylish shows during Fashion Week can be turned into an enjoyable excuse for a savyory lunch by the breathtaking views of the Bosphorus.
More than 40 designers who will showcase their Spring/Summer 2014 collections at Fashion Week include well-known names such as Cengiz Abazoğlu, Arzu Kaprol, Istanbul Fashion Academy (IMA), Kaf’dan by Elaidi, Özgür Masur, Tuvanam and Zeynep Tosun. For curious fashionistas, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus Pinterest board – Turkish Designers has more to show from the collections of Turkey’s up-and-coming designers.