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Atil Kutoglu  NY Fashion Week Fall 2004

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Born in 1968, Atil Kutoglu graduated from Greece Lycee in Istanbul and came to Vienna to study business administration. While still at school in Istanbul, he was already freelancing for the country’s leading fashion companies Vakko and Beymen. In 1991 Atil Kutoglu completed his business studies at the University of Vienna and presented his first collection with the help of a grant from the Mayor of Vienna, Dr. Helmut Zilk.

At 1992 Murrich Fashion Week, he was awarded the City of Munich prize as the best newcomer. This was followed in 1994 by the “DIVA-Woolmark” prize for the best Austrian fashion designer, awarded by the International Wool Secretariat and Austria’s “DIVA” fashion magazine.

In 1994-96 shows in Dusseldorf, Milan, Paris, and New York, were given an enthusiastic reception and reviews particularly by the international press (e.g. “VOGUE”, “ELLE”, “WWD”, etc.) and the retail trade. In 1997 Kutoglu opened the first “Vienna Fashion Days” with a fashion show at which Countess Pilar Goess, a leading trendsetter in Vienna and a celebrated model in the “Seventies”, returned to the catwalk for Atil Kutoglu. He also designed a special silk scarf for the Archduchesse of Austria, Francesca von Habsburg’s exhibition “The St. Petersburg Muraqqa” which featured oriental miniatures and examples of calligraphy from past centuries.

In 1999, Kutoglu showed his “Ottoman Collection” under the auspices of Mrs. Berna Yilmaz, wife of the Turkish Prime Minister, on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the founding the Ottoman Empire in the renowned Yildiz Palace in Istanbul. The influence of the Orient is always present in Atil Kutoglu’s collections. His favorite materials are leather, organza, mousseline, velvet and lustrous materials. Kutoglu remains faithful to his Turkish roots and his creations often transport women into a mystical world.

Atil Kutoglu’s collections are sold in several countries around the world.

Photographs by C. Yohance Deloatch
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