Turkish designer Ece Gozen was born in 1989. She studied Textile and Fashion Design at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul. During her first year of university she began her career at Hakaan Yildirim, where she was involved in designing collections in Paris and London Fashion weeks, Gozen quickly became noticed for her skill and clarity of vision. During this time, Gozen also had the opportunity to work with Mert Alas, Hakaan’s creative director.
After graduating she was invited by MUUSE to participate in MUUSE X VOGUE TALENTS Young Vision Award 2012 with her graduation Project ‘Illusional Harmony’. The designer was awarded ‘The Most Visionary Designer’ by Sara Maino, the senior fashion editör of Vogue Italia, among 300 designers from all over the World. Her collection was published in Vogue Italia’s TALENTS section. She also got the opportunity to design a capsule collection to be distributed worldwide on MUUSE. This recognition, along with her wealth of experience, drove her to found her successful label in 2013. Sports meets couture, feminine women exploring a more athletic aesthetic to powerful effect.
In 2014, Gozen collaborated with brand FABRIKA, which belongs to one of the leading textile groups in Turkey, Boyner Holding. Collections were prepared for two season (SS14-AW1415) under the label ‘Ece Gozen for Fabrika’ and approximately 20.000 pieces were sold across 20 Fabrika Stores in Turkey. In 2016, leading travel retailer ATÜ Duty Free, which operates at eight airports in five countries, worked with Ece Gozen for a year-long project. Gozen designed six different uniforms for six job descriptions in line with employee input. She also created special print design for scarves and tops of women’s line. The new creation will be worn by around 1,000 ATÜ employees.
ECE GOZEN is a contemporary ready-to-wear brand where the brighter thoughts are. The brand combines art, science and technology with innovative ideas. Its fresh point of view brings a sporty, luxurious look to the ready-to-wear collections. Collections were sold at Muuse DENMARK (Online), Farfetch UK (Online), Lidyana.com TURKEY (Online), Henrik Vibskov Boutique-DENMARK, IIL7 Store-DENMARK, Ginger and Lace-DUBAI, S9 Boutique TURKEY, Bilstore TURKEY and Brandroom TURKEY.