Guest Nation Asli Filinta

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Il nuovo mondo di Asli Filinta
Born in 1979 in Andana, in Southern Turkey, Asli Filinta created her own brand in 2008 in New York. Hers is a world of colors, patterns and fun. Her women’s collections are a mix of oriental elements and contemporarystyle cuts and colors, a true melting pot of fashion trends.
How has your country influenced your style?
Everybody is influenced by his country’s history and culture..

What is it that made you fall in love with fashion design? 
It’s not just fashion design but any kind of new ideas that make me feel excited! 

Turkey is this year’s Pitti Guest Nation. What should we expect? 
You should expect to discover really talented Turkish designers.
Please tell us something about the collection you will be showing at Pitti and its sources of inspiration. My  Spring Summer 2014 'The New world’ collection is inspired by Ottoman captain, geographer, cartographer Piri Reis (1465-1470) and from his maps. His world map is the oldest known Turkish atlas showing the New World , as well as one of the oldest maps of America still in existence. I’ve looked at a special volume on the most famous pre-modern books of navigation  -including a world map by Captain Piri. The second section of the book is a collection of pilot books and cruise map, then I have taken those images and turned them into the real protagonists of my new Spring/Summer collection where you can read the map of the 'The New world' by just looking at it.

Plans for the future? 
I really enjoy life when it’s full of surprises