UMIT BENAN: THE TURKISH ICON OF MENSWEAR

When it comes to cultural diversity and international exposure, there's no way we couldn't mention Umit Benan, the prestigious designer that has taken the fash...

ERDEM AKAN: WHERE DESIGN TALKS ACTIVISM

Like his home city Istanbul, where thoroughly modern ideas and traditional practices exist side-by-side, Erdem’s philosophy is based on the tension between opp...

OKHTEIN: THE YIN AND YANG DUO OF FASHION

Egyptian design duo siblings Aya and Mounaz Abdelraouf launched their brand Okhtein – meaning, appropriately, "sisters" in Arabic – because of their vision to ...

REFORM STUDIO: DESIGN FOR A CAUSE

Founded in Cairo, in 2012 by Hend Riad & Mariam Hazem, two recent graduates, Reform evolved into an internationally awarded lifestyle brand. Its main goal ...

RUMISU: USING SILK AS A DRAWING CANVAS

Turkish sisters Pinar Yeğin and Deniz Yeğin İkiışık are the creative minds behind Rumisu, a joint design project that invites everyone into their “whimsical wo...