Ilknur Nurcu - TURK182

Finalist of the All About the Logo by Guess Handbags


2016 Finalist Ilknur Nurcu TURK182


What is your inspiration for this sketch?
Guess brand's creative and colorful design aesthetic

Why did you select these particular materials to work for your sketch?
The minimal structure of my design requires cow skin which is sturdy and can reflect the geometric shape of the handbag well

What is your design background?
I have 6 years of clothing, accessories and print design experience. I started my design career as an assistant designer for dress shirts at Robert Graham. To extend my knowledge about the fashion world I moved forward to a sportswear company a year later. After spending 3 years in sportswear I started freelancing for accessory designers. Currently I am working at Nygard as designer / merchandiser.

Do you currently design your own handbags collection? If so, would your GUESS? Design fit into your current line?
I have been designing handbags for up and coming designers. Currently I dont have my own collection. World of Guess inspired me to design this Mini cross body belt bag

What materials do you normally work with?
Cow skin, lamb skin

What can you offer to the GUESS? aesthetic?
I can offer minimal and functional approach of miniature bags.

Bag Description
Turk182.nyc, Guess Miniature Cross Body / Belt Bag, cow skin, 300 $

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