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Ceylin Türkkan Bilge


Founder and Designer of SIEDRES

Ceylin Türkkan Bilge was born and raised in the fashion world. With her family owning a textile factory in Bursa, Türkkan Bilge was able to catch her first glimpse of the ins and out of the industry and quickly realized that she had a talent for design.

After studying fashion design in Istanbul for two years, Türkkan Bilge continued her college education by attending the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, where she earned a degree in Fashion Design. While living in the competitive city, she worked for a few well-known brands, such as Adam Lippes. Shortly after finishing her education, she returned to Istanbul to continue her dreams and began to work as an art director and graphic designer.

Türkkan Bilge’s experience in art direction, graphics and fashion design have aided her in the creation of her own label. She dreamed of a brand that encompassed a utopian lifestyle. However, it was not until she met her husband and now co-founder, Emir, that SIEDRES came to light.

Türkkan Bilge currently resides in Istanbul with her husband where she designs all of SIEDRES’ Mediterranean-inspired styles.