Demet Karatas [demetkaratas]
What is your specialty?
Where can we view your portfolio online?
What made you interested in design?
Creating something from nothing
What is your motivation? What makes you get up in the mornings?
How would you define your design style?
How do you promote and move your work?
Internet, word of mouth, promotes itself
In which new areas would you like to experiment?
Celebrity Fashion Design
Shapes, color, concept: where do you usually begin when conceiving a design?
A basic shape, design it untill it's my own
What are your sources for documentation and to generate ideas?
Modern Culture, History, Beauty
Which festivals or awards in your field do you find most interesting?
The Academy Awards
What is your favourite type of customer?
To a certain point, is copying justifiable?
This is necessary, there are only so many shapes one can recreate
List some things you dislike seeing in design.
Do you believe the newer generations are better at designing?
Which professionals in your field -contemporary or past- do you most admire?
Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Vivienne Westwood
Which software applications do you most utilize in your work?
Photoshop, PowerPoint, Excel
Up to what point do your designs reflect your personality?
How do you distinguish passing fads from mainstays in new trends?
Try not to follow trends too often - what's in will eventually go out
If you weren't a designer, what would you be doing?
I would be a Dancer
At this moment, what would be your dream job or project?
Designing for an Academy Award Nominee
Can you see yourself in this field twenty years from now?