WWD.com/fashion-news/fashion-features/turkish-contingent-grows-at-coterie-739369/
government-trade
government-trade

Turkish Contingent Grows at Coterie

Turkish designers are out to make inroads with U.S. stores.<br><br>The Istanbul Textile & Apparel Exporters Association is bringing a select group of Turkish designers to the Fashion Coterie this season.<br><br>"The Coterie is a juried show and the...

Turkish designers are out to make inroads with U.S. stores.

This story first appeared in the February 19, 2003 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

The Istanbul Textile & Apparel Exporters Association is bringing a select group of Turkish designers to the Fashion Coterie this season.

“The Coterie is a juried show and the inclusion of our exhibitors confirms our belief in their artistry, creativity and appeal for the American designer market,” said Nuri Artok, chairman of the ready-made apparel division of the association.

Some of the designers to look for:

Arzu Kaprol: day- and eveningwear.

Hatice Gokee: textile designer who designs fabrics for her own tailored sportswear line.

Bahar Korcan: active sportswear.

Evrim Timur: ready-to-wear made from fabrics of natural fibers.