Architecture student by day, artistic t-shirt mogul at night. Back in 2018, while getting his degree at the University of Miami, Ali Tanriyar began to examining fashion and art designs in the high-end stores at Brickell City Center and the Miami Design District. “I kept feeling that incorporating sensory perceptions — something not only visually but also sensibly pleasing — to the designs could be an interesting idea,” he says. After classes, he was designing artworks related to his architecture experience, adding a 3D value to a 2D space, and selling them to his entourage around the city. This led to him getting invited to exhibit at Art Basel. “After selling my artwork there, I realized that I have a chance of doing bigger things,” he says. Then one day, he and his good friend Emre Kaynar came with the idea of creating a clothing line named One Gogh, inspired by Vincent Van Gogh.” The brand’s attention-grabbing t-shirts feature tactile details that add depth and value to the meaning of each piece — think a Flamingo design with pink fur and a Rosary shirt with the design of a hand with an eye that has a rosary part attached to it. After all this, you won’t be surprise to learn that Ali was creative all his life and was offered his first gallery show while he was still in elementary school; One-Gogh.com.
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