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 "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.
More recently, in July 2012, Bekrek showcased her latest "interleave- Spring Summer 2013” collection at MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK BERLIN.
"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.