If you are really looking for something new and innovative, it´s a great idea to check out cities like Istanbul which are steadly growing in the fashion world and eager to become an established part of the scene. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Istanbul is really helping to put Istanbul on the map as being a trendy, fashionable city. New and creative designers of course, are the push behind this. This season, Hakan Akkaya was one of these designers.

The Hakan Akkaya A/W13 collection mainly focused on menswear. The line of mens suits and long coats, features fur, plaids, and patterns. The fur neck wraps were especially fun and he even showed a few turban style hats. His show this season has generated a lot of excitement in the fashion world and BDMOTP, among many others, think he has major potential in the fashion world.













Hakan Akkaya has been designing for about 10 years and he designs haute couture for men and women including accessories, and even creates pret-a-porter pieces. He is well-known throughout Turkey for his role in the television show, What Should I Wear Today?¨ His designs for both men and women will soon be available for purchase at his new store in Istanbul’s upscale Nisantasi district.

For more information, visit the Hakan Akkaya Webpage, Facebook page or Twitter page.

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The Hakan Akkaya Show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Istanbul was the show I enjoyed most.  Beautifully tailored menswear of wonderful fabrics, solids and plaids.

Alton Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Istanbul

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A few of my favorite looks.  In that lot, my favorite piece in the show, a plaid top coat.  Might have to get one.













Hakan my friend.  Send me that coat!

You can find out more about Hakan Akkaya at his website.

With a team of tailors willing to travel the world in order to provide customers with the perfect fit, Taji gives a whole new meaning to “bespoke.” Founded in 1998 by Taci Seker, this Istanbul boutique in Nisantasi delivers the finest fabrics and artistry when it comes to custom menswear, crafting everything from staple dress shirts to formal tuxedos. Beyond the bespoke, the shop also carries collections from top European brands such as Stephano Ricci, Valentino, Albini, Santoni, Harris, and more. The store is impecibly organized, making it easy to find whatever it is you are looking for. The tailors will adjust and help you make sure you have the most perfect fit possible, saving you a trip to an outside tailor.

However, you don´t have to go as far as Istanbul to find these exotic fabrics and designs. You are in luck in you reside in New York City, because there just so happens to be a store location there as well.

Website: Taji
Taji Giyim San. ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. Tesvikiye Cad. No: 18/A Nisantasi – Istanbul / Turkey 34365
Taji Fashion New York-675 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10065 USA
Photo images from the Taji website

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