Grey Sheep


new york / united states


pratt institute

Graduation year


Buse Özler is a Turkish designer who was born in the United States.  She spent her early life in London and grew up in Istanbul.   In 2012, she moved back to United States and is now attending the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and studying Fashion Design.  Her lifetime dream was to become a fashion designer and eventually have her own brand.  Özler started her own small business in 2016 (www.buseozler.com) where she sells handmade items and her collections.  She has interned with fashion houses such as Vera Wang, Marchesa, Phillip Lim and Rick Owens and have also interned with a showroom and boutique, motivated to learn all aspects of the business.  Leaning towards geometric and bold designs, the designer enjoys timeless pieces with neutrals and pops of color.  Her attention to detail is seen all through her designs and her own style.  A love for handwork has pushed her towards couture pieces and it shows in handmade details of her work.  Motivated to present her customers with comfortable, modern and intricate pieces that will last a lifetime due to their high quality and durable materials and perfect construction is the designer’s goal.  Özler has always enjoyed drawing inspiration from her Turkish culture, nature and architecture.  Her love for surface design and digital illustration adds to her multi-dimensional abilities.  She’s excited to bring her creativity, problem solving abilities and positive attitude to the work place.  Özler’s future aspiration is to make a difference in the industry by challenging norms and discovering new paths.  She’s in search of businesses that will widen her horizon and help her get closer to her future aspiration.

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