‘’Istanbul as a city feeds me but yet takes away the energy inside me. It blows my mind when totally two different things can happen at the same time’’ We meet with Seda Şen for a journey to re-discover the city of İstanbul. Seda is wearing Les Benjamins Hoodie & Dress Based Istanbul re-discovers the most precious city!

When someone starts to explore the city of İstanbul. What would they start seeing?

More comes to life everyday. It feels like sliding from illusion into the real world. 

How would you define the historical past of İstanbul?

Few months ago, I came across with an image of İstanbul from 1950s . There were many men and women enjoying the day. I think it was taken in Karakoy. And sadly all the details from that image was so much more aesthetic  and ironically modern when we compare it to today’s world.

Which streets can define İstanbul for you?

When I think about Istanbul. The first think comes to my mind the street called Bankalar Caddesi. Or maybe can be any streets around Kapalıçarşı area. 

What does history mean for you?

Soul

What is the one thing that surprise you still to this day about İstanbul?

Istanbul as a city feeds me but yet takes away the energy inside me. It blows my mind when totally two different things can happen at the same time 

 

In partnership with Les Benjamins
Creative Direction by Duygu Bengi
Interview by Zeynep Şahin
Fashion by Burak Sanuk
Videography by Cemre Okyay
Starring Seda Şen, wearing Les Benjamins Hoodie & Dress