The woman in this collection who refers to the past, has a clear attitude, has walls, learned to live with attachments and writes her own story.
In this collection; I have touched an unfinished love in the past. I shelved years ago; I set off from the dried carnations in the book given to me by my ex. For this reason, the name of the collection is Shelved. This collection includes which would be key parts and looks in my wardrobe if I was a woman. I poured my feelings into that woman; I designed all the looks that she wanted to wear.
First I carved the carnation. Cloves appear in tissues and forms. Then I’ve handled the book pages. Folding details and layer details are become the second main part of this collection.
In this collection, I included white, beige, sax blue, iridescent purple and same blue. It is a women'swear collection that consisting of 22 looks, predominantly demi-couture and ready-to-wear.
Born in Istanbul, 1994. Since his childhood, he has started to getting textile & fashion design education because of his interest in fashion. He has getting of his first academic education in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University / Textile & Confection Department. Immediately afterwards, he completed his education by studying at FMV Işık University, Faculty of Fine Arts / Fashion & Textile Design Department. During his education, he completed his first internship at Arzu Kaprol. As a result of his education and experience, he established his own brand in 2013 and started to prepare collections under this brand and present these collections. In addition to international fashion weeks, he has signed 7 solo fashion-shows. Erkan has been presenting his collections in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul’s official schedule every season since 2016. In addition, he was invited by Vietnam International Fashion Week in 2018 and presented his collection there with “VIFW presents Mert Erkan”. He received his second invitation from Laos where it’s an Asian country in 2019, and recently presented his collection with “LFW presents Mert Erkan”. Apart from his own brand, he has been preparing collections for Zara, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Lefties, Stradivarius which are belong to Inditex Group and within Mango Kids for 4 years. Also, he provides design consultancy services to many brands. He has many corner points in Turkey and global corners which exclusive ones. The silhouette of the woman created by Mert Erkan is fearless, able to stand on her own feet, strong, able to create her own code, flawless, undefeated and has an attitude one.