N: So what are the ways to minimize consumption? What are you doing in your field about them?
A: I think sustainability starts in your inner world and at home. So it's not just about fashion. Every industry is in this situation. The fashion industry also needs serious solutions. Everyone needs to reorganize the system, to think a little more before producing and consuming, and to innovate analytically by questioning the seasons because of the trends that lead to fast consumption. On the other hand, keeping up with the world's fashion calendar is quite challenging and stressful for designer brands. If I don't go to New York for one season, first the products go on sale in Milan, then they go to Paris Fashion Week, then a fashion show at Istanbul Fashion Week, then the collection goes to the showroom in Hong Kong and goes on sale at the fair at Shanghai Fashion Week. Keeping up with this pace is not an easy task. I know when I didn't go to my own fashion show in Shenzhen, China. Now it's time to put a stop to designing a new one and re-evaluate before I can get enough of this speed, the calendars that the system puts one after the other, and the story I was inspired by. And these days, I'm working on formulas that can be used bodiless in order to expand the usage areas of the products I design. It is not very wise to produce whatever comes to mind and then only expect the customer to be conscious. A solution should be found at the design stage.
N: What do you think was your biggest confrontation?
A: Being able to ask questions is my biggest confrontation.
N: What is your next confrontation going to be?
A: I will continue to love this every moment of my life.
N: What do you think is the mightiest qualification of Turkish people and those who feel Turkish?
A: Their conscience... I think this is a very sublime thing. I'd also say their intelligence.