Born in 1988 in Istanbul, Merve Ucar graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University with a degree of Fashion and Textile Design in 2008. During her studies, she worked as an intern at Ramsey and Arzu Kaprol. In 2010 she started collaborating with Arzu Kaprol, designing Corporate wear within the Kaprol Group for companies such as Vodafone, Hilton, Coca Cola, Volkswagen and Pegasus Airlines. In 2012, Merve got the opportunity to present her own collection in Istanbul Fashion Week as one of the ten finalists of Koza Young Talents Competition organised by Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporter Associations (ITKIB). Within the same period she takes part in the Eagean Exporters Association Competition. She placed second, and was awarded a scholarship sponsored by the Turkish Ministry of Economy to attend İstituto Marangoni Milano. In 2014 she completed her first master’s degree in Fashion Design Womenswear with a Laude degree and, during her studies, she was awarded as ‘Best Project’ in a competition organized by Bolon and Capelli. The project was exhibited in the 2014 Milan Design Week, Salone del Mobile. In 2015 she completed the second master degree in Accessory and Luxury Design & Management at Istituto Marangoni. At the same time she started working as a Fashion Designer for Massimo Monteforte, specializing on womenswear design. In 2016 she presented her FW 2017-18 Collection in Excelsior Hotel Gallia during the Republic Day of Turkey organised by the Turkish Consulate in Milano. In 2017, she attended the International A’ Design Award & Competition in Italy. She won the ‘Golden A’ Design Award’ in Fashion Design Category. At the same time she took part in another fashion competition organised by 24th Edition of the International Lab of Mittelmoda – Fashion Award in Milano, Fabbrica del Vapore during the Milan Fashion Week, winning the ‘Lectra Special Award’.
OccupationFashion Designer / Senior Designer at Massimo Monteforte
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