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Nedret Taciroglu was born and raised in Istanbul. She graduated with an honours degree in interior design at Mimar sinan University. The combination of her love for fashion and interior design lead to Nedret’s first collection in 1980 under her brand name NEDO.
She quickly became a major influencer in the World of International fashion, designing, producing and exporting hand-crafted fine leather garments in the most luxurious fabrications and embellishments for clients. Not only was Nedo a household name in Istanbul but her designs graced women worldwide: Paris, New York, Dallas and Houston to name a few.
Nedret’s loyal clientele and respect as an established designer was much talked about. In 1981 Nedret designed a 19-piece collection for Nancy Reagan and Semra Ozal , wife of the former Turkish President Turgut Ozal . To this day Nedret still designs for top Turkish politicians and businesswomen, representing Turkish fashion as it’s best.
In 2002 Nedret launched NEDRET TACIROGLU COUTURE. A more up market and refined collection appreciated by Turkish, International clients and Buyers. The delicate fabrics, attention to detail and romantic taste as well as its special fairy tale like cuts and accessories NEDRET TACIROGLU COUTURE was a high-end luxury brand. Every garment was hand-made using delicate fabrics such as lace, chiffon, organza and silk. The use of embellishments enhanced the impression of luxury and elegance.
In 2006, she made a special collection where she combined the historical Turkish art of ceramic tile with her fashion and she had fashion Show during Milan Fashion Week. She received outstanding reviews also from international fashion editors.
In 2007, Nedret’s daughter Yasemin Taciroglu graduated from Bocconi University in Milan with a degree in fashion marketing. After working in Milan for few years, she returned to Istanbul and began working with her mother. Her fresh Outlook and young spirit influenced Nedret’s designs which let to their increased popularity amongst the younger generation.
In 2012 Nedret opened her boutique in Istanbul, where she introduced her ready to wear line, including evening wear, cocktail dresses and accessories. Other than her own boutique in Istanbul and by appointment, Nedo by Nedret Taciroglu is stocked in Paris, Monaco, Caserta, Panama, Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Kuwait, Ryad and Jeddah.
NEDO by Nedret Taciroglu gowns are also sort after for red carpet events and TV shows worldwide. Chosen by International celebrities such as Jenifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Kylie Jenner, Angela Bassett, Michelle Hunziker, Pixie Lott, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Katherine Jenkins, Amanda Holden, Nicole Kimpel, Victoria Swarovski, Veronica Ferraro, Serenay Sarikaya, Burcu Esmersoy, Elçin Sangu, Demet Özdemir and many more.