Izmir University of Economics (IUE) is getting ready to host future fashion designers. IUE Department of Fashion and Textile Design started pre-registrations to admit students through an aptitude test. The deadline for pre-registrations is July 29.
Prospective students will take the first steps towards the department, which displays designs in various social events throughout the year and receive awards in notable competitions, by pre-registration. The first of the two-step exam will be conducted on July 30 at 09.30 – 13.00, and the second exam will be conducted at 14.00 – 17.30. Students, who will be assessed on their charcoal drawings, will find out the results on July 31. IUE Department of Fashion and Textile Design will admit 33 students this year. 3 students will have full, another 5 will have 50%, and 15 students will have 25% scholarships.
Prof. Dr. Elvan Özkavruk Adanır, Head of IUE Department of Fashion and Textile Design, pointed out young fashion designers gave direction to ready-to-wear clothing. She said, “Turkey made a new breakthrough in fashion, ready-to-wear clothing, and textile sectors with new generations. Companies prefer individuals who can design and express themselves through creative product solutions. We aim to train graduates who can build international fashion brands. We hope to meet young talented students to help them use their skills for their future.”
‘Youth Shaping Fashion’
Prof. Dr. Adanır stated that they trained individuals who could find appropriate branding strategies for their designs and create their own brands. She stated the following:
“We are training youth who give direction to fashion. Our department is known for constantly renewing itself since its establishment in 2001. We follow the trends and developments in fashion and textile sector up close. With the help of our international, multi cultured teaching staff, we are training new generation of designers who have a voice not only in our country but worldwide. We intend to become trendsetters in fashion.”