Hello my name is Gülriz Egilmez
I am a creative consultant and founder of Create Studio, an agency for creative content and photo/video production in the creative industries. I am working in Istanbul and Berlin with my international team of creatives in various fields.
I was born in Turkey, grew up in Germany, lived in Berlin for most part of my life and then moved to Istanbul in 2012. Connecting the two amazing cities was my initial aim and is still the ongoing power underneath my work. I started my project with presenting eight designers and brands from Berlin in Istanbul with LINIST Fashion Berlin Istanbul for the first time in 2011 at Midnight Express Istanbul during Vogue Fashion’s Night Out.
In 2012 I went on showcasing seven designers from Turkey in two subsequent years with ISTANBUL NEXT- Future of Fashion Design. Made in Turkey in association with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey. As I am a trained fashion designer myself and worked in the fashion business in Germany for many years this is my core business. Culture, arts, photography and music are further fields in which I work.
I see myself as a connector. Connecting people, connecting cities, connecting ideas, connecting like-wised minds. Building bridges is essential for my work and I constantly aim to nurture this aim with my work. Working with independent designers and also established brands with love&passion on all of my projects is what I do best and wish to deepen in upcoming years.
If you have an idea for a photoshooting, an event you want to present, a project on which you would like to work on, please don’t hesitate to contact me.