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Source of Creativity for Fashion

Fashion is an expression that frees us, that serves as an extension of our body and spirit. Colors, styles, mixed with fabric, curves and so many little details give us the physical means to express ourselves and become different. When it comes to fashion, one has so much more responsibility for creating a shoe that matches with many outfits, that stands out from the crowd and yet having other important aspects such as comfort, water and cold resistance, craftsmanship, material, durability and orthopedic qualities. What one needs to reach a final product in fashion:  Design eye. One can also call this design thinking, but this may be the most important skill set you have. Function is a given and design...

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Why Fashion Became Important in New York

New York is where the whole world gets together "for more" whether it is to live, reach to the top or live a single adventurous un poco loca life. Never stopping, never resting, fast walking, always in a rush, always things to do, always "what's next?". This excitement, this feeling of competition, this feeling of hype vibe in everyone's blood, just makes NY seeking the top style and exploring new corridors weather it is colors, style or seeking bold identities. Not everyone comes here stylish, but as you give them a year or two, people who has a little bit of interest in aesthetics become more and more aware of their style seeing thousands of people and outfits everyday, seeing...

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Downtown Video Interview on Traphic Magazine

Great interview with the Traphic Magazine! Get to know the Downtown Shoes New York creator, Saygin Celen, with interesting questions and answers reflecting Saygin's perspective about design, fashion, shoes, New York and life overall.   Traphic Magazine: "Upscale shoe designer Saygin Celen is taking footwear to a new level with his sophisticated yet sporty inspired collection of fashion sneakers specifically designed with the ultimate New Yorker in mind."  

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Style to Downtown

Style is being different and yet having harmony with the time, environment and even people around you. Downtown New York is full of styles because there are so many people from around the world with immensely different backgrounds and they are boldly showing their personality with their styles. Style is best when it is effortless and when it adapts to the environment around. Style doesn't have to be expensive or shiny. Style has personality speaking to the people around. Style isn't for anyone, but for the people themselves. Style is flexible and yet it has its own character that brands itself. Downtown's goal is to show this versatility boldly and beautifully and make this a part of its DNA. Now...

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Downtown Story on Huffington Post

Just recently, Huffington Post published the story of Downtown interviewing with Downtown founder, Saygin Celen. Here is the excerpt: When Saygin Celen founded Downtown Shoes in May, 2014, he was a man inspired by the brand’s namesake. He saw—and continues to see—downtown New York City as a beacon for ambitious, stylish, and outgoing individuals. The company’s fashionable, suede, high-necked shoes are intended to go from work to play without losing their cool. Read on to learn how a trained Mechanical and Industrial engineer strode into the fashion industry. You can read the whole interview here..  

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