Hamide’s Originals:

the Blouse for the Fine Adult

We are saying goodbye to the 6th Hamide Days with a small digital exhibition presenting Hamide Yanç Özçetin‘s works. This will be the first of a series introducing her work.

Throughout her career Hamide Yanç Özçetin, the honorary founder of Hamide Design Studio, our main inspiration and our mother, designed and handmade a number of exquisite blouses. The blouses with their timeless design details, material choices, and high quality craftsmanships tell us clearly that they are for the ones who can carry such elegant clothing, so, we recognize them as “the blouses for the fine adults”.

Fine pleats, oversized bows, fluffy ruffles are repetitive design decisions we see in her work. These elements are introduced to the blouse always in relation to the fabric at hand; either as a reference to its pattern with effortless application of figure ground principle or to its material, which is often silk. In the end, the work she creates sometimes stands out with its pure minimalist look visible in every little detail and sometimes surprises us by its ability to embody a minimalist and maximalist attitude at the same time.

We adore these blouses. They not only represent Hamide to us but also encourage us to be decent adults. Each time we encounter them we imagine wearing them, standing straight, moving elegantly and doing anything in a decent way without any clumsiness or sloppiness. We also admire how they have multiple identities.  They are perfect for professional occasions, for a cocktail and also on jeans.

Here, we present few of them.

Hamide's portrait with text stating "in loving memory of Hamide Yanç Özçetin" that is followed by her birth and passing date: 20.02.1944 - 25.02.2013"

The Pleated Blouse in Lila with an Oversized Bow

designed and handmade by Hamide Yanç Özçetin

date is unknown (1960 – 1980)

Chest and neck detail from the lila blouse from Hamide's Originals series

The Pleated Blouse in White

designed and handmade by Hamide Yanç Özçetin

date is unknown (1960 – 1980)

The white blouse from Hamide's Originals series
The back side of the white blouse from Hamide's Originals series
Arm detail from the white blouse from Hamide's Originals series

The Pleated Blouse in Pink

designed and handmade by Hamide Yanç Özçetin

date is unknown (1960 – 1980)

Chest detail from the pink blouse from Hamide's Originals series

The Ruffled Blouse in Grey with Flower Pattern

designed and handmade by Hamide Yanç Özçetin

date is unknown (1960 – 1980)

Ruffled blouse in grey with flower pattern in Hamide's Originals series
Neckline detail from the grey blouse from Hamide's Originals series
Button detail from the grey blouse from Hamide's Originals series
Arm detail from the white blouse from Hamide's Originals series

The Blouse with Ruffled Neckline in Light Brown with Ribbon Pattern

designed and handmade by Hamide Yanç Özçetin

date is unknown (1960 – 1980)

The blouse in light brown with ruffled neckline in
Detail from the light brown blouse from Hamide's Originals series
Armband detail from the light brown blouse from Hamide's Originals series
Neckline detail from the light brown blouse from Hamide's Originals series
Neckline detail from the light brown blouse from Hamide's Originals series

The Blouse in Green with Flower Pattern

designed and handmade by Hamide Yanç Özçetin

date is unknown (1960 – 1980)

The blouse in green with flower pattern from Hamide's Originals series
Detail from the green blouse from Hamide's Originals series