brand or profession: zeynep tosun’s creative director & brand owner
attended course: fashion design · master course · postgraduate
school: Milano Fashion School
graduated in: 2006
Born in Istanbul, Zeynep Tosun studied Business Administration and continued her academic training at Istituto Marangoni Milano, Italy, studying Fashion Design, also attending summer-school. In the summer of 2005 she did her first intern-ship at Derishow-Turkey. After attending fashion designing courses for a year, she was accepted to masters program study at Marangoni. During her masters degree studies she took illustration, digital fashion and pattern and fashion history classes.
Soon as she graduated and held her first fashion show in London on July 2006 and Alberta Ferretti offered her a job. She was part of the design team of Alberta Feretti and she improved her skills in haute couture and artistry. After a year she decided to move back to Turkey and she participated to ITKIB's young designers contest in 2007 and won 3 rd place. In the meantime she took part in Esin Maraslioglu's Designloft project. In the scope of this platform by which she had the opportunity to present her 15 look collection with other 8 young designers.
In addition she worked as a design consultant for some brands. Following this project, for three months she worked as an assistant to Ece Ege, the creator and designer of Dice Kayek brand. In september 2008 she established her own brand. At the present, she designs custom-made haute couture outfits as well she has ready-to-wear collection. Zeynep Tosun has a store in shopping mall called Akmerkez and a showroom in Akatlar. Her goal is to expand her brand in Turkish market and to be a globally known brand in 5-6 years.