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Emre Ertürk

Artist & Fashion Designer

Values

Emre Ertürk creates each piece to cultivate lucky energy. The unique symbols used in the designs,  the artisanal touch, and the leather craftsmanship will inspire positive conservations, happy reminders, and enjoyable times that will lead you into creating your own good luck. We know handbags aren’t just accessories, and that they carry your valuables, dreams, and life. No Emré New York handbag is alike, and each one is uniquely handcrafted with a story to bring to you. We connect quality and comfort with hopeful, loving, and attractive vibrations that will seamlessly allow you to pair any of our designs with your lifestyle.

Bio

Emre Ertürk brings his multidisciplinary background into all of his creations. Upon receiving his university education in Fine Arts, he created the Emré NewYork brand in New York while studying film directing. 

Ertürk took his place in the world of design literature by designing the first luxury leather airline-approved (FAA-approved) Dog Carrier Bags. As one of the pioneers of the accessory trend for pets, the Dog Carrier Bags were coveted by many celebrities, creating a mass demand. Ertürk's designs are globally followed and admired by many notable names such as Queen of the Universe Olivia Culpo, Queen of the Universe Stefania Fernandez, Leonardo DiCaprio, Paris Hilton, Padma Lakshimi, Jessica Simpson, Ahmet Ertegun, Demet Oger, Robert De Niro, Geena Davis, Mariah Carey, George Clooney, Micheal Sheen, Martin Sheen, Catherine Keener, Dennis Haysbert, Sullivan Stepleton, Matthew Modine, Anne Lynne McCord, Paula Abdul, Jennifer Coolidge, Ginnifer Goodwin, Milla Jovovich, Beyonce, Carmen Electra, Lana Parilla, Antonio Sabato Jr., Britney Spears, Famke Janssen, Kevin Klein, Shaun Tobb, Kathleen Kennedy, Princess Nilufer, Princess Irine, Senator John Kerry's wife Teresa Heinz Kerry, Kerry Kennedy, Michelle Obama, Cherie Blair, Alec Baldwin, Danny Devito, Joy Behar, and Michael Bolton. 

Emre Ertürk, born in Istanbul, studied the academic arts at the International Schiller University and American College of Arts in London, visual arts and advertising at the Marmara Fine Arts Academy, and film education at the New York Film Academy. Ertürk opened numerous painting exhibitions in London, Istanbul, Ankara, and New York. Alongside his work, Ertürk has always valued giving back to the community and has participated in both national and international social responsibility projects, including the Tiger Time Foundation’s global awareness campaign. Along with Ertürk, many celebrities such as Susan Sarandon, Sir Paul McCarthy, Samantha Fox, Angelica Huston, and Jeremy Irons are among the other names in this global campaign. 

Ertürk’s story is highlighted in the book "Giving Back" by the world-famous social activist Meera Gandhi, published in April 2012. Among stories of 75 world-famous philanthropists; Donna Karan, Hillary Clinton, Naciso Rodriguez, Cherie Blair, Bill Clinton, Mother Teresa, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bills, Kerry Kennedy, Steven Rockefeller, Emre Ertürk represents Turkey with his own life journey. 

Ertük is also one of the designers of the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Oscar ceremonies. In 2011, he designed the 500 piece leather dress adorned with real diamonds, a first for the Oscars. This specially designed dress worn by Demet Öger, the Oscar-winning film producer, was praised by American TV channels. The Emré NewYork bag and accessory collection has been compared with brands such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton by many foreign press organizations such as Vogue, NY Post Newspaper, Fox News, BBC News and featured in the 2014 Workman Handbags Calendar. 

Today Ertürk continues to expand his portfolio while also working to evolve, grow and inspire through his designs. Given the recent global pandemic, Ertürk has taken this time of quarantine to reflect on the "new normal" lifestyle and has combined his creativity with his vision of what active life will look like to design and produce The Limited-edition Get Lucky collection.