Emre Pakel

January 8, 2020

Emre Pakel's ‘street avantgarde’ pieces were first shown at Mercedes Benz İstanbul Fashion Week. The looks are meant to be a commentary on ‘surviving in the fashion world’. Pakel’s brand was originally founded in June 2018 - 5 months after winning a Koza Young Fashion Designer Award and which is a ‘prestigious Turkish fashion contest and Aegean export union designers contest’. After presenting his collections for three seasons, the young designer is continuing to pursue his career based in Milan.

What materials do you use in your work and what is your process like?

Actually, I try to create my fabric for my collections, fabric is a signature for all designers.

If you had to explain your work or brand to a stranger, what would you say?

3 key words. Avangart meets streetwear with provocative vibes.

What designers are you interested in right now?

Maison Martin Margiela.

What’s your favorite thing about your city?

Now I live in Milan. My favorite thing about Milan’s it being multicultural.

If you hadn’t become a designer what do you think you’d be doing?

I think I’d work in Fashion PR.

What are you listening to right now?


What do you collect?


Describe your current studio or workspace.

Small studio-like home office.

How has Instagram changed the industry for you?

Instagram changed everything.. You become famous in a one hour, but not really.

What is your styling process?

It’s my first step. I need to know before I design my characters what they look like, what they wear, what’s the purpose of my men. It is so important for me.