Students of Department of Fashion and Textile Design, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Izmir University of Economics, created a fashion feast at Agora Shopping Mall. Young designers created 96 different style designs from experimental outfits to costumes of movie heroes, and IUE student models displayed these designs on the runway. Also, Jörn Fröhlich’s, Lecturer, Department of Fashion and Textile Design, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), creation titled, “Spring Cleaning”, which includes 25 different designs he created with waste materials, attracted great attention.
Ekrem Demirtaş, President of IUE Board of Trustees, IUE Rector Prof. Dr. Can Muğan, fashion designers and guests have attended the fashion show titled, “Defile17”, which is created by 17 students. Prof. Dr. Ender Yazgan Bulgun, Dean of IUE Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, stated that senior students transformed artists and art movements into design. Bulgun reported that students prepared for the fashion show in design studio course under the guidance of lecturers Özge Dikkaya Göknur and Jörn Fröhlich. Prof. Dr. Bulgun said, “Students studied an artist or a 20th century art period. Their project focused on possible impacts of 20th century art on fashion design. Their research turned into a four piece experimental collection. Their study turned into textile designs with the help of Lecturer Jovita Sakalauskaite.
Prof. Dr. Bulgun also reported that the students prepared a denim project as a result of collaboration with the sector, and junior students prepared popular and iconic outfits, movie heroes’ designs this year.