SEVENTHIRTYONE SPRING/SUMMER 2015 (CAPSULE) NEW YORK WOMEN
Women’s wear label “SEVENTHIRTYONE” is a fresh and innovative collection. Meet the designer, Defne Husrevoglu, and the marketing director, Maiko Suzuki. Their Canadian-Japanese inspired clothing line is a visual representation of their diverse cultural backgrounds.
Defne and Maiko met in Paris, both with a dream for fashion. Chance brought them to the same apartment and they were quick to discover that they share the same birthday, July 31, inspiring their label SEVENTHIRTYONE. The Leo duo travel across the world, gaining inspiration and knowledge to share with others through their clothing. Packing up a dream and flying or driving to get it, is how they make their dreams become their reality. Nothing can stop these two loving lions.
Defne, age 26, started her fashion career with her first design job in Bolivia. It was there she designed a line of exotic leather handbags, after only completing her first semester of fashion at Seneca College. After her first design experience she quit fashion school and moved to Paris to start a clothing line. She knew what she wanted to do… make things happen. During her time in school she assisted two Canadian designers and took home 2nd place in the Trash Fashion competition.
Maiko started her fashion career as a buyer while studying international business marketing. She has always had an eye for fashion. In 2009, she moved to NY, working as a manager for a buying agent, supporting designers and international retail stores. The experiences made her discover her interest in developing new fashion designers by respecting the designer’s talent and placing special emphasis on their artistic vision.
All of their clothes are made from the highest quality materials. They do not use zippers or buttons. The reasoning is to maintain natural comfort, simulating a second skin. The clothes are intended to wear naturally and develop character with wear over time.
SEVENTHIRTYONE was selected as a top 4 designer in “TFI’s New Label Competition”, an event presented in collaboration with Target. They were also selected as Semi-Finalist in “Mercedes-Benz Start Up”. They currently sell at selected fashion stores in the US, Kuwait and Japan. Please feel free to contact us directly, as listed below.