Born and raised in Turkey, Asli Filinta graduated from Bilkent Economics in 2001.Having worked in finance for one year, she moved to New York.Asli Filinta launched her own fashion line and showed her first collection in New York in March 2008. The Look While Asli Filinta’s collections may appear to be about femininity for young women, Filinta’s interest is in creating clothes that are entirely unique and timeless, innovative and colorful. Asli Filinta is characterized by unexpected combinations of materials and its exquisite balance of light and delicate fabrics like tulle, silk and cotton. Asli’s usage of techniques based on reinterpretations of patterns of the garment transform the pieces into unexpected shapes and silhouettes. To Filinta, who is influenced by observing her own culture and history, the Asli Filinta collection has a distinctive elegance that is based on renderings and transformations of basic and funky items. The result is a collection of items that can transition easily between various occasions and not only reserved for special opportunities.