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PARIS--Hakaan Yildirim is not who one would call an ingenue. Indeed, Yildirim, whose "debut" at London Fashion Week last season made a decidedly large splash, has been a working designer in Turkey for more than a decade. Within a year, Yildirim has gone from a local Turkish talent to the fashion world's next big thing, and his collection, shown Wednesday in Paris, further sealed his fate. Last night, Yildirim officially accepted the spoils of his latest achievement: the ANDAM fashion award.
The work of Hakaan Yildirim, Turkish design sensation, ANDAM winner and Carine protégé, is now available to purchase. But only at British department store Harvey Nichols, which also stocks fashion darlings Erdem, Peter Pilotto, and Christopher Kane. The prices aren't insane--they're not cheap, either, but doable if you can generally afford a $2,000 dress. A peplum skirt rings up at £660, approximately $870, and a wool body con dress will set you back £1,130, or around $1,485. This is a huge get for Harvey Nicks, and we bet they'll be keeping Yildirim on come spring. But we also bet he'll be showing up in several more retailers by 2011.