Graduates of Yeditepe University’s Department of Textile and Fashion Design have presented their clothes which they designed during the pandemic, to the audience at the end-of-the-year gala. The collections, which were prepared within the framework of interesting themes, received widespread attention from the audience.
The selection of the designs of the graduates of Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Textile and Fashion Design in 2020, 2021 and 2022 was presented to the audience with the fashion show held at the Gazhane Museum. The fashion show, which was led by Müşerref Zeytinoğlu, Head of the Department of Textile and Fashion Design, was attended by the Rector of the university, Prof. Dr. Canan Aykut Bingöl, the Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts Prof. Gülveli Kaya and many spectators.
“THEY WERE DESIGNED DURING THE PANDEMIC PERIOD”
At a time when everyone is confined to their homes, especially when many people working in the field of design went through difficulties in obtaining materials, Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts’ Textile and Fashion Design Department encouraged its students to think about what they can create with the materials at their disposal. Nearly 100 designs made by 25 students, who are graduates of the last 3 years, were highly appreciated by the audience. Graduates who are pursuing an academic career in the field of Textile and Fashion Design, both at home and abroad, did not leave the designers-to-be alone.
“CREATIONS, EACH MORE QUALIFIED THAN THE OTHER HAVE EMERGED”
Dean of the Yeditepe University’s Faculty of Fine Arts Prof. Gülveli Kaya said, “We watched the projects of our Textile and Fashion Design Department during the pandemic period and the fashion show that turned into a creation of this year's diploma projects. Here, we see the actualization of a work period that the students did for 3 years in the classroom, at home, and then again in their ateliers at the university, and then there was another study period when these productions turned into a show. Therefore, both the students, their teachers and the other parts of the teams have worked for a really long time. The important thing here was to produce projects that could turn into a creation and turn it into a fashion show. Creations, each more qualified than the other have emerged. I congratulate all those who participated.”
“QUITE UNIQUE DESIGNS THAT WE ALSO WEREN’T EXPECTING HAVE SURFACED”
Müşerref Zeytinoğlu, Head of Textile and Fashion Design Department of the University, said, “We decided to organize a fashion show by bringing together the works of the students of the Yeditepe University’s Department of Textile and Fashion Design for the last three years. Really different things came out. During this period, we have created a selection of the works of the students who were currently attending the school and the works of the students who attended school in the pandemic period. During the pandemic period, quite unique designs that we also were not expecting have surfaced. Because producing a design with limited materials is something that really compels people, but we have seen that designs have come to a different dimension here. This was very important to us. These were any piece of linen they found at home. There were those who ripped the curtains and cut them and those turned into different designs. There was a lot of fun going on. We organized a fashion show by bringing all of these together.”
“WE’RE VERY EXCITED”
Bike Başaran, a research assisstant in the Department of Textile and Fashion Design of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Yeditepe University had stated that she was very excited and added; “We are now face to face with the labour of our 3-year-old students. All of these are the students, the children of the pandemic. We never cut off contact with them during this difficult process. I am waiting excitedly to see the results of their labour.”
“MY COLLECTION IS ABOUT WOMEN’S RIGHTS”
One of the student designers Melis Uzunoğlu has stated: “My collection was two-fold. One was about women’s rights. Unfortunately there are many events of violence against women in Turkey. We designed a collection which highlights this problem. I have worked for a timeframe of 3 or 4 months.”