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About Merve Uçar : She was born 1988 in İstanbul. In 2008 She has graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University with a degree of Fashion and Textile Design. During her studies, she worked as an intern at Turkish designer, Arzu Kaprol until 2008. After the graduation, In 2010 she started to work on institutional designs with Arzu Kaprol and design Corporate wear within the Kaprol Group for companies such as Vodafone, Coca Cola, Volkswagen and Pegasus Airlines etc.. Between 2012-2013, she prepared womenswear collections for Studio Kaprol and presented in Istanbul Fashion Week with a fashion Show. Studio Kaprol has been established by Arzu Kaprol. In 2012, she got the oppotunity to present her own collection in Istanbul Fashion Week as one of the ten finalist of Koza Young Talents Competition organised by Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporter Associations (ITKIB). Within the same period she attended to ano- ther fashion competition organised by Eagean Exporters Association (EIB) Competition fort he 7th time. She prized as the second runner up. As a prize of that success, she had been awarded by a scholarship sponsored by Turkish Ministry of Economy in İstituto Marangoni, Milan. In 2014 she completed her first master which is Womenswear Master Programme with a Laudi degree at Istituto Marangoni and during her studies, she awarded as ‘Best Project’ in a competition organized by Bolon and Capelli. The project was exhibited in the 2014 Milan Design Week, Salone del Mobile. In 2015 she completed the second master degree in Accessory and Luxury Design & Management at Istituto Marangoni and she awarded as ‘Best Project’ from Moreschi and had opportunity to had intership. In 2015 started to work as a Senior Designer in Massimo Monteforte specializing on womenswear design. In 2016 she had the opportunity to present her FW 2017/2018 Collection in Excelcior Hotel Gallia in Milan during the Republic Day of Turkey by the organization of Turkish Consulate of Milan.
Fashion designer Media, graphic, printing, culture, design
ISTITUTO MARANGONI - MILAN ITALY
2014-15 Master Degree in Luxury Accessories Design and Management
ISTITUTO MARANGONI - MILAN ITALY
2013-14 Master Degree in Womenswear Fashion Design
ISTANBUL FASHION ACADEMY - ISTANBUL TURKEY
2009-10 Fashion Photography and Styling
MIMAR SINAN FINE ARTS UNIVERSITY - ISTANBUL TURKEY
2006-08 Bachelor of Fashion and Textile Design
09/2015 – Massimo Monteforte – Senior Fashion Designer ITALY
08/2010 – 05/2013 Arzu Kaprol & Studio Kaprol - Fashion Designer ISTANBUL
12/2008 – 11/2009 Setre - Assistant Fashion Designer ISTANBUL
06/2007 – 08/2008 Arzu Kaprol Haute Couture - Internship ISTANBUL
06/2005 – 08/2006 Ramsey Menswear Internship ISTANBUL
2016 Presented the FW 2017/2018 Collection in Excelcior Hotel Gallia in Milan with a fashion show during the Republic Day of Turkey by the organization of Turkish Consulate of Milan.
2014 Milan Design Week , Salone del Mobile, Bolon Project Competition Exhibition, my accessory project exhibited during the Milan Design Week – Milan, Italy
2012 Turkey Innovation Week , EIB 7. Fashion Competition Exhibition, my fashion project exhibited http://2012.turkiyeinovasyonhaftasi.com/etkinlik.p
2012 Turkey Innovation Week (ITKIB) Koza Young Talents Fashion Competition Exhibition, my project has exhibited http://2012.turkiyeinovasyonhaftasi.com/etkinlik
2010 ‘Babam ve Oglum’ Photography Exhibition, my photography project exhibited.
2014 Finalist of Bolon Project Competition that was organized by Bolon and exhibited in 2014, Salone del Mobile - Milan Design Week, Italy.
2012 2nd prize in Fashion Design Competition organized by Aegean Exporters Association (EIB), Turkey. She prized as the second runner up. As a prize of that success, she had been awarded by a scholarship sponsored by Turkish Ministry of Economy in İstituto Marangoni, Milan.
2012 Finalist of Koza Young Talents Competition organised by Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporter Associations (ITKIB), Turkey
Vogue Turkey, 2013 April Issue.
Hürriyet Newspaper, 2012 October 27.
2012 'Top 10 Young Designers of The Year' Aegean Exporters Association (EIB), Izmir/Turkey.
2012 'Top 10 Young Designers of The Year' Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporter Associations (ITKIB), Istanbul/Turkey.
Proficient in Adobe Design Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier)
Proficient in Corel Draw Suite X6
Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
Member and expert User of WGSN website
COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
Istanbul Fashion Academy 2009 - 2010 Fashion Photography and Styling
MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2007, MTD, (Fashion Designers Association of Turkey) Istanbul / Turkey
Awards received by Merve Uçar
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