Fashion begins in September and we at Pulse see it as our duty to not only inform and entertain you, but to also help you find your perfect trend. Because we strongly believe in our FTA Prize finalists’ talent, we’ve decided to launch a new series: ‘FTA 2022 finalists set the trend’.

In this ninth and final episode, we will focus on the Guest Country category, with four talented Turkish fashion designers: Bünyamin Aydin (Les Benjamins), Burç Akyol, Ceylin Türkkan Bilge (Siedres) and Sansim Adali (Studietuz).

Aydin chose to bring back the 70s’ aesthetic, Akyol would turn the streets into a red carpet, Adali wanted to speak to the GenZ audience, and Türkkan Bilge picked out her Gaia dress.


“The crochet in this piece represents handcrafting and the celebration ceremony at the end of a horse race. I wanted to bring back the 70s’ aesthetic with a simplistic touch.”


“I designed my Mermaid-jogging pants while thinking of the perfect mix of street and couture. Jogging pants, or sweat pants, have become so universal, and my little personal detail, the mermaid-quill in front of the legs, makes it elevated, flirty and couture. Quills were traditionally used in couture gowns to flair the bottom of the dress and create the mermaid-tail-like shape of the red carpet’s favorite silhouette. Mixing this detail with such a day to day piece is my way of turning the streets into your own red carpet.”


“Recently, I have been seeing two very vivid trends in the high fashion industry. One being a very striking shade of fuchsia, and the other being cut-out dresses and blouses. You can see a resemblance to both of these prominent 2022 trends in the Gaia dress from our Resort collection.”


“I choose this look from my FW22 collection because not only does it feature low-waisted pants and a bustier top, which are in high demand, but it also has been requested by stylists and worn by celebrities. The color and style of the look speaks to our Gen Z audience as well, which makes it the perfect hero look for us.”