Aegean Leather and Products Exporters’ Association holds Deri’n Fikirler contest to encourage license and postgraduate students from textile engineering, leather engineering and fashion design departments of universities as well as newly graduates for seven years.
Last year’s contest theme was “Natural Signs” and the final productions from the designs of the participants made under the supervision of Simay Bülbül, the contest coach and guidance counselor. Final products were exhibited at a gala event on June 2nd, 2016. Sanae Kosugi from Bunka Fashion School was one of the members of the great jury and her attendance carried the event to an international and prestigious level. Müge Tuğru (designer) and Özden Cansöz (engineer) were the winners of last year’s contest with their project under title “İz” (“The sign”).
The theme of Deri’n Fikirler 2017 was determined as “Propaganda” and 10 teams were selected for the final decision. Sponsors of this year’s event are Turkuaz Kimya, Ağartıoğlu Deri, Beta-Mod Deri, Çetinkaya Deri, DESA Deri, Göryakınlar Deri, Lider Deri, Mader Deri, Sepiciler Deri, Sevimli Deri, Şal Desen, Kuzey Deri and Yateks Deri. This year’s coach and guidance counselor is fashion designer Emre Erdemoğlu. The final gala will be held on September.