begumsalihoglu is rock-chic fashion for the bohemian woman. Assertive details represent a solid personality, simplicity adds sophistication, and dynamic lines parallel the urban pace. Timeless, luxurious, and wearable for all seasons, the collection reflects the confidence of a woman not just unique, but truly iconic.
Begum Salihoglu was born in Istanbul and educated in New York. She is a 2007 graduate of Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Integrated Design Curriculum. Her concentration covers both fashion and product design with specific focus on the luxurious segment.
Begum runs her own couture and bridal label in Istanbul since 2009.
April 2012: Moved her couture showroom to Nisantasi district of Istanbul, where she designs bridal and evening gowns.
December 2011: Nominee, Young Designer of the Year: Elle Style Awards
October 2011: Collaborated with Roman, a major Turkish ready-to-wear brand, and prepared evening dress collections under the name of Â Â â€œbegumsalihoglu for Romanâ€ for fallâ€™11 and springâ€™12.
October 2010: Attended the â€œWhoâ€™s Next Dubaiâ€ fair and sold collections in Dubai, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
2010: Prepared a special collection for Bilstore: â€œbegumsalihoglu for Bilstoreâ€
2009: Launched her own private label and opened her first boutique/showroom in Bebek district of Istanbul.
2007: Graduated from Parsons School of Design and awarded a showing of her thesis collection at the â€œUrban Interludesâ€ exhibition of the Felissimo Gallery in New York.
2006: Won first place at the design contest of â€œHouse of Dereonâ€, the fashion label privately owned by the singer BeyoncÃ©.
2002-2008: Internships and other work experiences include respectable labels such as Jill Stuart, Alessandro dellâ€™Acqua, Oxford Collections, Hussein Chalayan and Via Malaura Paris.