BENAN BAL - PALMET BAL

THE BRAND

Benan Bal creates easy to wear masculine outfits using innovative fabrics.

The spirit of the brand reflects on its collections: attractive, edgy, effortless and functional. Benan Bal man is youthful, active and belongs to his generation while being original: he’s wearing modern interpretation of timeless garments. Tech textiles, clean cuts and layers add functionality to the brand’s luxury underground spirit. Benan Bal creates uniqueness by merging shirts and trench coats to givean alternative for shirt/blazers combination. To give edgy masculinity and power to the garments, Benan Bal uses layers. The brand provides everyday classics with aesthetic purity and chic minimalism without forgetting that the 21st century men want a comfy hype, relax and effortless wardrobe.

AW16

Benan Bal has an innovative approach to the elements of design. In AW16 collection, fabric coatings have been used in order to obtain aesthetic enhancement. Trench coats that are made with coated fabrics and paper effect fabrics are some examples of innovative textiles in the collection. The designer upgraded trench coats and bomber jackets with lambskin details. Also the lambskin insider jacket that can be combined with trench coats of the collection and signature shirts with trench coat details are significant pieces from the collection.

DESIGNER

Benan Bal graduated from the BA of Fashion Design in Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts. She got the chance to study at Lasalle International Fashion Academy-Fashion Design and Marketing, after becoming a finalist at Young Fashion Designer Competition of ElleMag/Lasalle with her men’s wear collection. She worked for men’s wear brand TWEEN as a designer between the years of 2009-2011, which gave her experience in the industry and helped her develop her own know how. Since 2012, Benan Bal has been designing men’s wear collections under her own brand name; “BENANBAL”. The designer presented the SS’15 collection during the İstanbul MBFW in October 2014.

Timeline

2015/ Showed ‘BENANBAL’ AW16 Men’s Wear Collection at (MBFWI) Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Istanbul.

2015/ Exhibited ‘BENANBAL’ AW16 Men’s Wear Collection at Pitti Immagine Uomo, Florence, Italy.

2014/ Showed ‘BENANBAL’ SS15 Men’s Wear Collection at (MBFWI) Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Istanbul.

2014/ Presented ‘BENANBAL’ SS14 Men’s Wear Collection at ‘W’ Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey. 2014-IMA, Brand Management (Funded by Ministry of Finance)

2013/ Launched ‘BENANBAL’ Men’s Wear Collection at Istanbul.

2012/ Awarded Special Jury Price in the Pierre Cardin Men’s Wear Competition, Turkey. 2011- Presented ‘Tween’ SS/12 summer collection at IFW, Istanbul.

2011/ Presented ‘Tween’ AW/12 Men’s Wear collection at London Fashion Week, London. 2010-2011/ Exhibited ‘Tween’ Men’s Wear collection at Pitti Immagine Uomo, Florence, Italy.

2009/ Started to work as a menswear designer at Turkish Men’s Wear Brand ‘Tween’ in Istanbul, Turkey.

2009/ Finished Lasalle International Academy Fashion Design & Merchandising

2008/ Awarded 2nd place at “Le Moda” fashion leather design contest, Istanbul.

2007/ Finished (MUGSF) Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, Textile Design, Istanbul. 2007/ Awarded as a finalist at 16th IKTIB Young Fashion Designer Contest.

2007/ Awarded 1st place, Elle Magazine/Lasalle Academy Young Fashion Designer Contest, Istanbul.

2006/ Awarded two best modern interpretation, Goldas Jewelry Design Project, Suada, Istanbul.

 

1985 yılında Ankara’da doğdu. 2003 yılında MÜGSF Tekstil Sanatları Bölümü’nde eğitim almaya başladı. 2006 yılında ITKIB’in Genç Moda Tasarımcıları yarışmasında Erkek Koleksiyonu ile finalist oldu. Üniversite’den mezun olduktan sonra ‘Lasalle Internetional Fashion Academy ‘de Moda Tasarım ve Pazarlama okudu. 2009 – 2011 yılları arasında TWEEN Markasında Erkek Giyim Tasarımcısı olarak çalıştı. Tween ile birlikte birçok moda fuarında koleksiyonlarını sergiledi. 2011 yılında Londra Moda Haftasında Sonbahar/Kış koleksiyonu ile kapanış defilesi yaptı. 2012 yılından bu yana Benan Bal markası ile erkek giyim tasarımı, stil danışmanlığı ve sahne kostüm tasarımları yapan tasarımcı aynı dönemde televizyon ve reklam sektöründe çalışmaya başladı.  Benan Bal, ilk koleksiyon sunumunu 2014 Şubat ayında ‘W’ Hotel’de gerçekleştirdi. 2014 Ekim ayında, İlkbahar/Yaz '15 erkek koleksiyonunu MBFW İstanbul organizasyonuyla birlikte erkek moda takipçilerine sundu. Dünyanın en önemli moda fuarı Pitti UOMO87 de ‘ nconventional' tasarımcıları arasında yer aldı, böylelikle kendi markası ile ilk yurtdışı tecrübesini edinmiş oldu. Benan Bal, halen kendi markası ile Türkiye’de erkek giyiminin modern ve yenilikçi olması için çalışmalarına devam etmektedir. 

 

 

BENAN BAL - PALMET BAL: Mini Runway Video (Fall 15)
BENAN BAL: Runway Video (S/S15)
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