Born in Istanbul (1983), Burce Bekrek graduated from Istanbul’s Marmara University (2005) - Faculty of Fine Arts, Textile and Fashion Design with an honors degree.

Bekrek then went on to relocate to Italy to study the Image Consultancy at Istituto Marangoni, Milan.

Later deciding to stay on at Istituto Marangoni to follow a masters program in Fashion Styling. Meanwhile, she worked at the projects for D&G and Dsquared2. Upon completion of the Master of Fashion Styling, with honors, she moved back to her hometown of Istanbul to take up the role of trend and concept advisor - working alongside her father at "Burce Textile”, a family-owned textile company.

Meanwhile she has worked as designer and as commercial stylist for a leading denim company again, based in Istanbul.

In 2008, Burce received Fashion TV Turkey’s "Most Promising Fashion Designer” award and started to work as an Instructor at Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts, Fashion and Textile Design Department. Bekrek has been teaching "Fashion Styling” since 2008 and in 2012 she also started to teach at "Italian Art and Design” department. As a freelancer, her commercial fashion designs were used by major brands such as Porsche, Audi and Bentley - for the AutoShow fair.

in December 2010, Bekrek established her own brand "Burce Bekrek” and launched the first collection "Intro/Versa Fall 2011” at her new store in Nisantasi, Istanbul. With her first collection, she has shown at catwalk-show which has been organized in Netherlands Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey. And she has also been nominated in the Elle Style Awards Turkey for the Young Designer category.

Bekrek showcased her "Interleave- Spring Summer 2013” collection at MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK BERLIN. And with her "Causalità.8- Fall Winter 2013” collection she attended ZipZone Trade Show during Paris Fashion Week. Since the first season she showcased her collections at the trade shows like Premiere Berlin, Paris Sur Mode, Who’s Next Paris.

Within four years she developed an unique signature style for modern designs with a focus on clean cuts, excellent fit and high quality fabrics. Serenity and minimalism are the core foundation throughout Burce Bekrek´s design process. She is focussing on the simple pattern of a garment and is refining it with her remarkable details. By designing unique, functional, tailored and high quality pieces of clothing she aims to create an outstanding yet simplistic look. The wearability of her outfits are an important purpose for Burce Bekrek as she wants her collections to accommodate the lifestyle of the women wearing them.

The band details which are the signatures of the brand vary in each collection in different sculptural and architectural way.

In 2013, Burce Bekrek became a part of‘Fashion Incube Istanbul’ project and she got consultancy from CFE LONDON. She also showcased her Spring Summer 2014 collection at PARIS SUR MODE during Paris Fashion Week and MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK ISTANBUL.

Recently, she designed a "White Shirt Line” for the famous multilabel brands store "BILSTORE” under the name of "BURCE BEKREK for BILS”, in Istanbul and showcased her new Fall Winter 2014 collection at Who’s Next Paris and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul.

"Burce Bekrek” is a modern brand, which offers streamlined, wearable designs with a focus on clean-cut, immaculate fit and quality. By designing unique, multi-purpose, functional, tailored and high quality clothes, "Burce Bekrek” aims to create a perceptional lifestyle. The brand focuses on designing individual pieces that create unique styles to form the coolest wardrobes.
Burçe Bekrek