Izmir fashion designers have become famous in European fashion. Dilara Karaca, Graduate of Department of Fashion and Textile Design, Faculty of Arts and Design, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), came in first place with her design at the contest held at “SVP London Fashion Trade Show” in England. Karaca, who represented Turkey in England, also received scholarship for a training course at Fashion Enter, portfolio assessment, and £750 cash prize.
Karaca reported that she heard about the contest while she was getting ready for the trade show and that each participant entered the contest with one product. “Finalists were chosen based on assessments on innovations and costs in design. I made the production in Turkey and sent it to England before the finals. I am very happy to win the contest. I believe this is very important for a newbie designer,” said Karaca.
Education she received at Izmir University of Economics carried her to the international arena, reported Karaca and said that she wanted to reflect keeping pace with rapidly changing ready to wear concepts in her design she called “on Earth”. Karaca said, “My design reflects the aesthetics of motion and energy. It symbolizes fashion which makes larger room for itself globally. Receiving an award motivated me further. This was an important step taken towards a more professional level in the field of ready to wear design.”