Issever Bahri is a Berlin-based label, founded by Derya Issever and Cimen Bachri —graduates of the University of Applied Sciences (HTW Berlin) who have worked for various labels in London and Berlin, including Alexander McQueen, Harriet’s Muse, Michael Michalsky, and Boss.
In July 2010, Issever Bahri’s debut collection for Spring/Summer 2011 was launched at the Berlin fashion fair PREMIUM where the label was awarded the PREMIUM Young Designers Award. With their third collection they won the second prize in the Start Your Fashion Business Award.
Issever Bahri stands for innovative fashion. The conceptual and experimental approach to their collections is combined with wearability, longevity, quality, workmanship and fit. Derya Issever and Cimen Bachri look to their roots and to traditions found in their home countries —Greece and Turkey— for inspiration. With each collection, they alter classical approaches in handcrafted techniques, materials and pattern cutting, fusing them into a modern context with uncompromising aesthetics.