Consulates, Catwalks and Turkish delights

by ateliertammam

Earlier this month I was whisked off to the fabulous city of Istanbul for a whistlestop 3 day extravaganza with the Great Britain Campaign.


Despite the gloomy weather when we were there Istanbul really is quite beautiful.

Harvey Nics, had erected an enormous tent in our honour, to house the “Great” catwalk show and after an excruciating taxi journey in Istanbul’s horrendous traffic, taking over and hour and a half (and being told on arrival the metro is 3 stops and takes 10 minutes – yet another reason to be eco) we piled out of our cab disheveled and worn to be pushed down a red carpet and papped by the Turkish press outside the Kanyon shopping centre.


Straight through to the tent we were ushered, and seated to watch our designs descent down the catwalk along with Harvey Nichols designer brands such as Alexander McQueen and Lanvin.


TLG_3026 EG2_0175 EG2_0342 TLG_3145

Then down the catwalk I went, with the 4 other British designers, applauded by a crowd of Turkish fashionistas, British consulate staff and VIPs including the utterly glamorous Princess Michael of Kent.

Read more about my Istanbul adventure on Ethical Hedonist later this week and check out my (slightly edited) round up of the best of London Fashion Week too for my new role as guest blogger at

Yours in Turkish delight


Ms Tammam