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Turkish fashion designer Gul Agis with a tunic from the "Anger" collection, based on the 2013 Gezi Park protests, in her showroom in Istanbul, Turkey, January 21, 2014. She said she likes to experiment with creative materials and often picks a social or political issue as a theme to her collections. Traditional Mauri tribe masks and carvings inspired the "Anger" collection. Agis started her own fashion brand, Lug von Siga, four years ago. Over the past decade, Turkey's fashion design scene has expanded and is beginning to be competitive internationally, with a bi-annual Istanbul Fashion Week, a 165-member fashion designer's association, and more than 20 institutions of higher education that offer fashion design courses of study. Where once Turkey was seen primarily a manufacturer of textiles, now Turkey's top designers sometimes show collections on the catwalks of Paris, Milan, London, and New York.