The Turkish fashion talents Zehra Idil Bilgic, Pervin Caglayan, Oğuz Baykal and Hünkar Harani are students of the İstanbul Moda Akademisi (IMA) which we can admire in the Regentenkamer of the Amsterdam Museum as part of SALON/istanbul.
|from left to right: Hünkar Harani, Oğuz Baykal, Pervin Caglayan and Zehra Idil Bilgic (photo's Marij Rynja)|
Istanbul Moda Academy (İMA) was founded as part of the Fashion and Textile Cluster Project, organized and financed by the European Union: Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade and Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters’ Associations (İTKİB). The academy aims to develope the Turkish textile and apparel industry, offering its services at the renovated Sadrazam Sait Paşa Konağı, now furnished with cutting-edge technologies, in the city Nişantaşı, the heart of Turkish fashion. İMA commenced its educational programs at the beginning of 2008 with courses in fashion design, fashion product development and technology, fashion photography and media, fashion management and marketing in collaboration with the world’s leading fashion schools: London College of Fashion, Domus Academy (Italy), and IFM (France). The staff consists of foreign and local trainers who train fashion professionals of the future through professional development programs and academic programs focusing on the industry.