In the Studio with Ayzit Bostan

by jennine on September 11, 2008

In Munich, there is a hidden courtyard where Ayzit Bostan creates her world of elegance, small, beautifully tailored collections that don’t run by seasons, but by inspiration. The current collection is sexy, sophisticated, very minimal, yet is loaded with details, a strategic slit, a diagnal seam. I had the opportunity to spend an afternoon at her studio talking with her.. Ayzit’s demeanor comes across more like an artist than the over-the-top typeperson which often goes hand in hand with ‘fashion people’ (who are they?).

“I’m romantic but in a really minimalistic way.”

“What inspires me? Art, music, films friends..not only clothes and fashion, its the other things that inspire me to do clothes”

A few of her favorite artists:
Martin Kippenberge
Olafur Eliasson

The Coveted: How do your clothes reflect your personality?
Ayzit Bostan:
I’m romantic in a very minimalistic way.

With all the hardships that come with being independent, the biggest reward is that you don’t have to make compromises, She says “It’s the most freedom you can have. It’s like working like an artist.” Working with the freedom takes time. Time to learn what makes a good design, but with practice, she’s become confident with her editing skills without being complacent.

One of the things I noticed about Ayzit, as like with a lot of progressive designers, she’s very active with on the Internet, not just for getting the word about her collections, but to use it as a resource, to see what others are doing and the communities that surround them.

A few of her favorite sites (also a few of mine).

A Shaded View on Fashion

The Coveted: So, what are you doing tonight?
Ayzit: Going to the gym, then going to meet friends for a pizza.
The Coveted: Lovely.

You can find out more at

The Studio

The main machine, and patterns on a rack

Work in Progress and Inspiration

On the left is a piece Ayzit is working on, and to the right a piece by one of her favorite artists, Martin Kippenberger.

From The Collection

Suede Tank with aysemetrical cuts, and a simple detailing in the back exposing the nape of the neck

The Blazer

Baggage Check

The lovely bag on the left has optional straps, the one on the right is going to Patty Smith herself…

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Fashion blah blah September 11, 2008 at 2:24 am

I adore your blog, i’m adding it to my links! this article is really well written too.

AngieMontreal September 11, 2008 at 11:53 am

Oh my god, it would be a dream to make something for Patti Smith. I saw her in concert here in Mtl in one of our old churches last year, and it was one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to. Also the first time I was allowed to stand on pews in a church ;)

Great interview, as a designer I like to see interviews with other designers that are doing things their own way. Love it!

ambika September 11, 2008 at 11:56 am

I just love the shapes here, especially that last purse. Now that I sew (so little, though!) I can appreciate the work that goes into creating this drapery (which I could not even think to replicate so beautifully.)

jennine September 11, 2008 at 12:25 pm

thanks fashion! that’s so lovely.

angie, i agree. patti smith rocks

ambika… what are you talking about? your sewing projects are always so amazing!

i don’t even know how to use my sewing maching… that’s how much i know.

Skyla September 11, 2008 at 1:54 pm

wow, a lovely opportunity.

Szaza September 13, 2008 at 12:11 am

Wow! Patti Smith!
How awesome is that?

Great interview. I love hearing about unique, sculptural designers out there. I am a new fan of your blog, Jennine :)

ryder September 13, 2008 at 4:34 am

don’t ask why but this preview remmindes me on belmain meets p.lim…
yes, its hard to get it, but that is the way i see it.
pizza after gym? mmmmmmm, i don’t think that is a good combination ;)

Prêt à Porter P September 20, 2008 at 9:39 pm

naturally im a sucker for a chain closure tuxedo. also the patti bag is pretty great

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