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  • Region Europe
  • Country Turkey
  • Participation 2017/18

Bashaques' founder Basak Cankes was born in 1988 in Izmir. Whilst studying fashion design at Izmir Ekonomi University, she had the opportunity to intern with Arzu Kaprol, Yildirim Mayruk, and Hey Tekstil during her university years. Her aptitude for pattern and illustration was nurtured by her experiences interning with Bora Aksu in England. Under Aksu's guidance, she started to focus on paintings and wearable art.

Basak successfully completed Fashion Management, Fashion Styling, PR and Your Fashion Label trainings at Central St Martins. Upon graduation she worked as personal assistant for designers Gunseli Turkay and Gul Agis, designing patterns for Turkay's winter collection Kirik Porselen. Next, she co-created Marble&Co., a white shirt label with her designer partner.