“My mission is all about enhancing female power and armoring my clients with the right gear to charge through life feeling like the sexy, feminine and strong women they are, whilst stripping away any submissive connotations. – DENIZ TERLI ”
Deniz Terli is a Rotterdam-based designer with a deeply rooted fascination for the expression of femininity and seduction. In a world where being female is defined by being the opposite of male, a lot of one’s femininity is submerged in submissive and negative connotations. What makes a person feminine, often also is what makes her vulnerable.
High heeled shoes are the only products that will give their wearer -male, female and everything in between- an undeniable female allure. Any sense of masculinity is stripped away and that’s why in Deniz’ opinion high heels are the ultimate symbol of femininity and the most dangerous weapon in a woman’s arsenal.
In 2017 Deniz launched her first ready-to-wear collection, expanding her visions from the catwalk to the streets and realizing her dream to empower real women on every day basis. Every style is named after a power woman she has admired ever since childhood; Madonna, Anjelica (Huston), Janet (Jackson) en Peggy (Bundy). Meet Deniz!
Photo 1, by Vilain & Guy
Photo 2: Peggy slingback, photo by Pieter Oosterbeek
Photo 3: Thriller seeker, photo by Pim Top & Mathijs Labadie
Photo 4: Warrior, photo by Pim Top & Mathijs Labadie