Begum Baccal was born in Istanbul in 1989 to a family in the textile industry. When she was 9 years old she took to horse riding and had high hopes of making a career out of it but for sustained injuries which made her opt out. Her fading horse riding ambitions would see her devote more time to drawing – a hobby which would go on to define her future career.
From early childhood, Begum Baccal as all young girls had a passion for dresses and everything about dressing. It was a passion which was complemented by the fact that her family was in the clothing and textile business.
That coupled with the drawing lessons she continued taking in high school convinced her that designing was a profession that matched her interests and talent. It was a talent she was determined to develop by spending her summer holidays taking classes at the Central Saint Martins Design School.
She created the brand “Begüm Baccal” with the aim to make dresses for women of all ages and body types and more importantly to ensure that women feel sexy, strong and dynamic.