With artist Cem Dinlenmis, I cofounded this high-end clothing line (knitwear) during my sophomore year in college. I built relationships with Turkish manufacturers who consequently became our investors, and I oversaw all outsourcing and manufacturing. We launched two separate collections, including multiple rounds of sample production, and we sold for four seasons in New York and Istanbul, distributing both online and in boutiques. Various Turkish celebrities and influencers have praised and worn AVL, and we were featured in Turkish national newspapers and blogs. We were especially flattered when Urban Outfitters (we were professionally in-touch) knocked off one of our designs.