Idil Tarzi Gencoguz
Istanbul 7 July 1971; Fashion designer
Idil graduated from Marmara University in Istanbul. She attended Fashion courses at Central St.Martins School in London in 1991. She went to Fashion from Domus Academy in Milan in 1994 and graduated with a 100 points and got the Masters Degree (MD).
Idil introduced her first collection of knitted garments in the Spring of 1999. As of 2001, Idil Tarzi began to promote her collections at the fashion exhibitions. She presented her collection at Pret a Porter in Paris at ‘'Atmosphere'' and at the contracted exclusive showrooms in Breda, Holland and Los Angeles, USA.
Idil visited Tokyo,Japan Feb.2006 to present her women's wear collection in the fashion show. it has been a great success for her. She now, is working as a consultant to some of the leading Turkish textile groups. She made a new collection namely "baby Tarzi"and sold in big deptstores.
Idil speaks very fluent English and Italian apart from her mother tongue. Her works can be viewed and she can be furthermore reached easily at www.idiltarzi.com
Idil married to a Turkish businessman Bekir Gencoguz on 3 September 2001. They have two daughters; Mina, born on 27th of September, 2004 and Elif born on 18Feb.2011
She is one of the founder members of Mahmud Tarzi Cultural Foundation (MTCF) and actively supports Afghan girls with her collections.
She started to build her academic career in ISIK University in textile faculty on May,2009 while she is doing her main job as a designer.She then transferred to OKAN University as a director of Textile&Design faculty.She is also founder member of Istanbul Fashion Ass.
After 2011 she concentrate herself on a counselor field to design collections to the big institutional companies only.With this project she started to create brands and collections for employee.
Her husband Bekir studied at Saint Benoit in Istanbul. He went to USA in 1990. He is a graduate of Business Administration from University of South Florida, USA in 1993. He is a director of Norwegian owned label company in Istanbul.
They live in Istanbul. please visit Galleries for her daughters