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Koza Young Fashion Designers Contest

The Koza Young Fashion Designers Competition, which has been organized by the Istanbul Ready-to-Wear and Apparel Exporters' Association (İHKİB) since 1992, is considered to be the most important platform where young talents who want to pursue a career in fashion design meet with the industry. Koza Young Fashion Designers Contest is the most important meeting point and is supported introduction of talented young fashion designer in Turkey. Kozan was created 28 years during Turkey's most impressive fashion archives are arranged. This aspect represents the development and history of the fashion industry in Turkey. Koza Young Fashion Designers Contest, winning the 240 finalists are managing today as Turkey's best-known fashion designers have set up their own brand or design departments of the most important fashion brands. Among these people, Bahar Korçan, Ümit Ünal, Hakan Yıldırım, Elif Cığızoğlu, Zeynep Tosun, Niyazi Erdoğan, Özgür Masur, Özlem Kaya, Ece Gözen, Meltem Özbek, Hatice Gökçe, Giray Sepin, Kadir Kılıç can be counted.
 
The Koza Young Fashion Designers competition, which was postponed due to curfews within the scope of the Covid-19 virus measures that affected the whole world at the beginning of March, continued the entire process online, allowing the process to progress. The 28th Koza Young Fashion Designers Competition is held this year. Seeing that staying at home during the pandemic process caused a positive result for students and creative ideas emerged, the jury selected the top 10 finalists from among 200 applications this year.

The jury members who determine the 10 finalists
CEM ALTAN - CHAIRMAN OF THE JURY / MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF IHKIB
ÖZLEM KAYA - FASHION DESIGNERS ASSOCIATION CO-CHAIR / FASHION DESIGNER
BORA AKSU- FASHION DESIGNER
ŞANSIM ADALI - FASHION DESIGNER
RAF STESMANS-FASHION DESIGNER
GİRAY SEPİN-FASHION DESIGNER
ZEYNEP TOSUN-FASHION DESIGNER
GÖZDE BURSALIGİL-MİMAR SİNAN UNIVERSITY
İREM ARIKAN EKŞİ-BILGI UNIVERSITY
ASSOC. DR. NURİYE İŞGÖREN-MARMARA UNIVERSITY
ÖZGÜR MASUR-FASHION DESIGNERS ASSOCIATION CO-CHAIR / FASHION DESIGNER
YEŞİM BAĞRIŞEN-LC WAIKIKI

For Koza, which was opened for applications in November 2019, this year, candidates who are studying or graduating from the fashion design departments of universities, special certificate programs or vocational high schools showed great interest.

The Koza competition jury, which evaluates the candidates who applied with their digital collections and artistic drawings, determined the 10 finalists who were entitled to show at the Koza Gala Night after comprehensive and meticulous evaluations, taking into account the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, as a result of face-to-face interviews with all measures.

Finalists:
• BERFİN ÖZGÜR
• ERCAN TENEKECİOĞLU
• GÜLŞAH AYPAK
• LİDYA ZENGİNEL
• MİREY DEMİRCİ
• NADİN ALTIPARMAK
• NAZLICAN TÜRKER
• ÖYKÜ ECE UZA
• SENEM KULA
• ŞEYMA HAMANCI

These 10 finalists will bring their collections to life and present them with a fashion show at Koza Young Fashion Designers Competition Night to be held on December 23th 2020. The gala night will be broadcast live via social media.

The top 3 of the 10 finalists who will perform the fashion show at the Koza Gala Night will be rewarded with training and money awards to make their dreams come true.

Awards Waiting for Koza Finalists:
Designers who are in the top 10 are entitled to a fashion show at Koza Gala Night. before the fashion show, the finalists on the one hand a collection of production for 10.000TL material support and workshop production support, while on the other hand their guiding appointed as Turkey's leading designers from Bora Aksu and Şansım Adalı by preparing a collection, styling, fitting, getting advice on topics such as casting, gets the chance. 50.000 TL for the winner and 25.000 TL for the second one. and the third 15,000 TL. While the money award is given, the Right to Study Abroad and the Right to Foreign Language Education, International Fair Visit and 1-Year Membership right to the Fashion Designers Association, the collection of 10 designers who completed their education at İMA, with the "New Gen" fashion show within the scope of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul. and being introduced to the press.

The 28th Koza Young Fashion Designers Contest with the theme of "Find Yourself, Tell Your Story, Discover You" is planned to be held with limited participation of people in Büyük Yali Fişekhane on 02 December 2020, taking into account all the measures of the Ministry of Health during the pandemic process.

Live broadcast and details on the final night are at www.kozayarismasi.com!