Nackiyé is all about summers spent across the Aegean Sea, its secret coves, cerulean waters, olive orchards and lively town squares & winters spent in the sprawling metropolis of Istanbul, a meeting point of artists, seamstresses, workmen from all sorts of milieu, passing each other against the backdrop of antique facades, smokey skies and pink sunsets over the Bosphorus.

A world of diverging elements inspired by our two seasons; summer & winter, Nackiyé is our guidebook for inhabiting them in grace.

Wherever we are, whether we are chasing the sound of buzzing cicadas in a remote island or taking long lunches in Istanbul’s old lokantas, Nackiyé is the definition of our sensory experiences. Nackiyé is our world.

Başak & Defne Kocabıyıkoğlu



What we make

Nackiyé is about chasing a Neptunian romance. We are two sisters who make clothes that are deeply connected to our personal geographies. Our Istanbul-based studio, named after our great-grandmother, culls inspiration from the vistas of our collective memory, of home and beyond. The touch of silk on our salty skin at dusk. Our pockets filled with pebbles and sunflower seeds. Gathering our skirts to jump from the ferry to the dock. Rolling up our sleeves to sit down to eat, elbow to elbow. Kicking up our feet at dessert. Nackiyé is the epitome of these simple pleasures. We would like our clothes to move you as they move with you.


What we believe in

Nackiyé is made with intention — a true sense of place — and speaks to everyday attitudes. These are clothes you wear. Throw in a suitcase. Throw on for a stroll through the market. Throw on the floor at the end of a raucous night. By bringing new life to time-honoured traditions, each piece keeps craftsmanship alive. Each piece can be reinterpreted by each wearer. Our commitment takes us to hidden ateliers in the Grand Bazaar and to the broom maker down the road. Prioritising quality and longevity, we invest in enduring materials and artisan/tailored handiwork while staying true to our sense of wonder, curiosity, and slightly mischievous intuition.


What we dream of

We strive to build a world we want to live in, harnessing both joy and purpose in preserving artisan traditions, celebrating unique & distinct craftsmanship, and creating clothes that can be reinterpreted and beloved regardless of seasons or trends. Our approach to ethical & cultural sustainability is shaped by our own values and beliefs in taking care of both our local environments and the livelihood of diverse communities that bring culture and beauty to life. We are constantly working to evolve and improve our own methods and methodologies to reflect this conviction and responsibility.

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