1.Tell us briefly about the identity and philosophy of your brand? How is it inspired and influenced by the cornerstones of the store this summer, craft, culture & creativity?
Vatka Co. is not only a brand it’s a creative platform that creates and designs based on a story. We don’t follow traditional fashion trends. Every year we decide a theme and this annual theme inspires and informs our designs, packaging and visuals. This allows us to share the story with you all year and take you on our creative journey with us. Vatka is all about story telling.
2.How is it tied to travel?
For us travelling is a way of creating new ideas!
3.For what reasons do you travel?
Travelling is a way of widening our vision. Basically a way of learning and getting inspired.
4.What are some of your most unforgettable escapes that have shaped and inspired the identity of your brand?
This might sound a bit bizarre but last year’s lockdown was a cornerstone of our crazy ideas! Without physically traveling we took an explorative inner journey and nourished our creative souls in the most crazy times!
5.Where do you search for inspiration?
6.What’s one piece that’s perfect for a holiday on the Turkish riviera?
Our Vasic no.1 piece is a very ideal piece for a holiday on the Turkish riviera. You can wear it either after a cold swim to warm up or you can either wear it for a chill night after sunbathing. You can combine it for different occasions for different timing of the day. It’s our first basic piece ever!
7.What are some of your favorite escapes here at home, hidden gems in Turkey?
Turkey is a gem, but Bozcaada has a very special place in our heart. Bozcaada is an island located in the northern part of Aegean Sea full of vineyards. Compared to other places in Turkey the weather is a bit cooler and chill. It’s a true gem to visit: seeing the different cultural prints of various eras. Watching sunset at the beach while drinking homemade wine with friends is truly a picture perfect moment!
8.Share with us one of your favorite travel memories and anecdotes..
One of the most memorable travel moment has to be, A magical night in Cappadocia with friends. It was just an unique experience filled with laughter and dance. We took a long walk in the night and watched sunrise while the balloons were rising in the majestic canyon! Favorite anecdote from that magical night was it’s all happening now!
9.Favorite travel film or book?
Book: Le città invisibili
10.Where are you dreaming of escaping to next?
When everything settles down our plan is to explore Asia!
11.What does travelling mean to you?
It’s a very open-ended question. There is not a single thing that is not considered travelling. Travelling is getting lost ,discovering and appreciating what life brings to you!