Nurdan Sinal is a London based designer and current graduate from UAL London College of Fashion. Finding her passion at a very young age taking inspiration from her culture and Turkish heritage and merging it with the struggles of being a woman in London to create garments full of colour and embroidery. Taking time to hand embroider each piece she makes wanting the craftsmanship of Turkish textiles and beading to live on in her garments.
‘Being a Muslim feminist is something I am very proud of, wanting to find a beautiful balance of my beliefs and show these beliefs through the collections I create. Contrasting nudity with modesty and what that means to me and wanting my powerful emotions to be portrayed through my use of colour contrast and fabric manipulation as well as always using iconic Turkish symbols such as the crescent and star or evil eye to regain power over my stereotype’.
Draping being a big aspect in her work she enjoys working very free and predicting where her chosen fabrics take her on the stand. Most of her fabrics being made in Turkey holds great symbolic meaning and brings authenticity to her pieces.