Sebnem Günay is a girl who grew up in a small town in Belgium. Since the age of 12, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in fashion. At the age of 19 she moved to Istanbul to study Fashion Design and Technology Undergraduate Program Womenswear in Istanbul Moda Academy (IMA). So her journey began…
After she discovered she had drawing and designer skills she managed to win the Best Design Award during the competition ‘Who’s Next Fair’ in Paris. During her final graduation project in her second year, she had been chosen to open the ‘NewGen’ runway during Istanbul Fashion Week. She launched her first women’s wear collection ‘The Universalist SS16’. To perfect her skills and knowledge she started studying Fashion Design and Management that she followed during evenings and weekends combined with Pattern and Model Development in Fashion Design during the day.
Her studies motivated her to launch her own brand ‘SEBNEMGUNAY’. Her collection was loved in the Fashion Industry as shown in different high-end Fashion Magazines like; Vogue Italia, Marie Claire Turkey, Originel Magazine June Issue, ALL Magazine, Elele Magazine,… . She also had the honor to be chosen as one of the students to design an Haute Couture gown for Dice Kayek. This is a well-known Paris based high fashion brand founded by two Turkish sisters. After a period of four, hardworking months, she got to show her work during the ‘IZler’ exhibition. But the work doesn’t stop! For the second year in a row, Sebnem Günay was chosen again for the runway show during Istanbul Fashion Week, to present ‘The Who SS17’ collection. With this collection she finished her studies in Fashion Design and Management Postgraduate Diploma Program and Pattern and Model Development in Fashion Design.
Sebnem Günay wants to inspire others with her collection. She sees and breathes fashion. Her passion motivates her to not only become a well-known brand but also to stimulate others for chasing their dreams.
With a lot of hard work and many inspiring people around her she tries to become - not only a better designer - but also a better version of herself. The ability for growth is self-knowledge and to never underestimate yourself. A simple but elegant and inspiring message she wants to spread into the world.
Sebnem Günay a powerful young girl with the whole world at her feet. Get to know her, get to know her journey.