New York | Istanbul
Born and raised in Turkey, UTIN was soon to become a citizen of the globe as she started travelling all around the world. Given her early realization of her passion, she went to Art School in Turkey and then graduated from Fashion Design in NABA Milano. Soon after, she was honored Rolling Stone’s Shoe Design Contest Award and the her collection was exhibited in Mipel Shoe Fair in Milan as well as being featured in the magazine. From one of the biggest center of fashion, she travelled to the other end of the world, India, to produce her first collection ‘India Trippin’ in 2014. This collection caught the eye of ELLE magazine, and covered in many other publications which paved the way for her being granted the Artist Visa in NYC. She became a nomad between the fashion capitals. UTIN staged her first own fashion show in Paris Fashion Week at the age of 25, bringing ‘Grand Bazaar’ breeze to Le Perchoir Paris. Her show was exposed in major Newspapers and TV. She soon got attention of the fashion Industry and got sponsored by Yunsa, the third biggest textile producer in the world. Her brand has been carried by concept stores in Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Ibiza and Istanbul as well as utin.co and Instagram: @utinnyc
UTIN is a traveller, a nomad, a bridge between the cultures, exotic destinations. Aiming to empower women and sticking to its artisanal traditions, UTIN started an organization of artisan women in Turkey to handcraft its crochet designs, which gives the brand its unique look on the top of its social responsible philosophy. UTIN’s understanding of ethical fashion does not only concern the wearer but also her maker women.