DB Berdan showcased her SS19 Collection yesterday 5pm on at Fashion Scout during LFW. Founded in 2012 by Deniz Berdan, DB Berdan is a young and sharp London based fashion label. Begum the daughter of Deniz, having graduated from London College of Fashion in 2015, takes the role of head designer in their brand. Her biggest inspiration from the streets and underground cultures and love to use her own prints to tell stories.
DB Berdan is a contemporary streetwear brand that transcends gender; their ethos is to create clothing that can be worn by a community of like-minded people not defined by race, sex or gender. Drawing on inspiration from Underground subcultures and social rights movements, DB Berdan continue to bring a sense of pride and freedom of speech to their collections in protest against the civil unrest felt in their home country of Turkey.
Proud advocators of the LGBTQ community, when Pride was banned from the streets of Istanbul they brought the celebration to their Catwalk for Mercedes Benz in protest. As part of their SS19 Collection the brand has sourced inspiration from their Middle Eastern heritage by referencing the contemporary Turkish miniature artist Murat Palta’s painting “Gods, Monster and Men”, DB Berdan were drawn to the centre piece; god and goddess Umay Ana. Umay Ana is an intersex, who has two genders, and is both the goddess of love and god of war.
When seen in daylight he is a warrior when seen at night she was goddess of love and a mother figure. This season they are continuing the manifestation of a different cause. They were furious with Boris Johnson’s controversial comments on women wearing burka, calling them bank robbers. They are opposing anyone who makes a statement out of a women’s clothing of choice, by stating “this is not a bank robbery” with a look.
For SS19 DB Berdan has collaborated with Reebok Classic, DB Berdan took Reebok Classic apparel, dissected and reconstructed it as hyper limited edition. “Reebok Classic Reconstructed” consists of 10 pieces that will be available in limited edition later in the fall.