324 Portraits: Cigdem

One thing that really excites me about 324 New York is that I get to meet amazing, creative people. 324 Portraits is a short monthly series where we feature people who inspire us. For our first portrait, meet Cigdem, a long-time friend and talented apparel designer who opened her home to us in Istanbul. 

xo BK


Name: Cigdem Keskin

Occupation: Apparel Designer at ACADEMIA

City: Istanbul

What is happening these days?

Working hard on the costumes for a very exciting play and getting started on the FW18 collection for the contemporary brand i'm designing for.


What is your favorite thing about living in Istanbul? 
Obviously the food!  


What's in your bag during the day? And at night? 
Chapstick, keys and money - not a heavy lifter...

Why did you pick your 324 bag?   
I wouldn't consider myself as a big bag fan and I must say I might be one of few people who actually got too excited when mini bags were back. Because no matter how chaotic your day is you should not be obligated to carry huge bags around all day trying to make it work. I fell in love with The Mini in Cairo Green it's minimal and practical - a purchase that adjusts to my needs. I was lucky to get my hands on a Bucket Bag before they officially released, it is perfect for traveling because you have 3 completely different ways to use it, makes packing very easy.


Favorite artist / piece of art? 
 Cy Twombly, Shades of Eternal Night 



Current theme song? 
Love starting the day with Fantasy by Earth Wind & Fire

What inspires you?
Don't want to sound cliche but when you are in the search, there is potential everywhere.

Describe your style in 2-3 words.
Very boring, black

Favorite place in the world?
Negril, Jamaica

Something I use for visual archive purposes 



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