Tell us about your passion for fashion, how and when it started?
EXEMPLAR™ is a label founded by brother and sister, Erdi & Cansu Bal. Both graduated with a BA in interior architecture in 2017, we began working with architectural practices on an array of interior and architectural design projects. With a real interest in fashion, we both became self-trained designers. Our debut collection was launched in 2020.
Whew is your inspiration for your designs rooted at?
EXEMPLAR’S notion on fashion is rooted from an architectural standpoint. We believe that the relationship we possess between fashion and architecture is very much alike, as both these disciplines provide us with protection, privacy, comfort and insulation, which is manifested through contrasting mediums. The garments that EXEMPLAR™ creates are extensions of the built environment around us. At EXEMPLAR™ we emulate our learnings from architecture and are actualising them in the fashion realm.
Vintage or new?
Window or aisle seat?
Coffee or tea?
When are you the most inspired?
When I see a really good outfit.
How would you describe your artistic style?