Life in progress.
DEN· I· ZEN NOUN
2: A PERSON ADMITTED TO RESIDENCE IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY
denizens is the ready-to-wear ofspring of Deniz Mercan’s combined worldliness and afinity for casual, sporty yet chic design. denizens’ philosophy is about going through life with an international mind set, embracing all cultural influences the world has to ofer, always in progress. denizens focuses on high quality garments, simultaneously timeless and modern, masculine meeting feminine, resulting in an efortlessly complete look. Each piece has a meticulous eye for detail and technical experimentation with materials.
Deniz Mercan graduated from Mimar Sinan University, majoring in Art and Design of Textile in 1986.
Following her work for several Italian leading brands such as Valentino, Cerruti and Emporio Armani starting in 1988, she continued her fashion journey in 1992 as a freelance designer to which she persists to this day along with her own brands Deniz Mercan and denizens.
Her many years of experience in the Italian fashion industry combined with her personal taste, Deniz describes herself as a citizen of the world and represents her broad cultural view on fashion through her playful, simplistic yet daring designs.