Nazlı Soylu was awarded an O1-B extraordinary talent visa by US government, as an artist in 2018, due to her successful background, achievements and media recognition.
At an early age, Nazli Soylu knew that she had to follow the urge to create magic with colors that lived inside of her.
Beginning to paint while only a little girl, Nazli Soylu, without realizing surrounded herself with colors and creativity, whether it be her imaginative sketches or the vibrantly patterned napkins she collected from all around the globe.
Graduating from New York Parsons School of Design as a fashion designer , she began working at at world-renowned fashion label Diane Von Furstenberg for 4 years as one of the 3 head textile-print designers.
She was also in charge of the entire scarf & shawl collection design for the brand, personally positioned by Diane herself. Living in possibly the most diverse and dynamic city in the world at a young age, Nazli had the opportunity to take fascinating experiences on art, design, and fashion.
Moving back to Istanbul in 2011 as a DVF brand ambassador, she launched Lady Faith in 2012.
‘’Working in such a cut-throat industry at an extremely coveted position right after graduating was truly a remarkable experience that transformed me entirely as a young woman in her early 20s.
My hand-drawn designs graced the cover of Women’s Wear Daily newspaper and the pattern I designed after my mother’s name, decorated over a 100 stores from all around the globe during Fall 2010 since it has selected as best seller and worn in red carpet by Kristen Bell. DVF was a magical life school for me not only for design but also for my inner journey .’’
Inspired by Nazli ’s paintings, Lady Faith is a lifestyle brand that aims to portray so much more than just fashionable items. Integrating art therapy techniques into her designs while building a mindful brand, incorporated the energy of colors and the frequency-enhancing power of sacred geometric symbols into her patterns and artworks, which she then transformed into ready-to-wear items.
Referring to her designs as wearable art therapy, each item in her collections are an amalgamation of her spiritual learnings. The hidden messages in her patterns have one goal: uniting people with their own story while crafting items that subconsciously raise one’s energy. Fascinated by the concept of channeling positive frequencies through art, Nazli aims to design pieces that make people feel their magic both on the inside and the outside.
“I’m a firm believer of creating your own luck, your own destiny. I had chased my dreams since day 1 and I knew that I had my own path that was yet to be followed. Moving back to Istanbul, it wasn’t long before I decided to follow my own dreams and turn my art pieces into something bigger. I was always really interested in art therapy, spirituality, and the link between art & fashion design. I knew that I had to do something of my own but I waited for the right time. I discovered alternative medicine in 2013. A dark period of my life introduced me to light. After experiencing the concept of “healing energy” I received training from experts on the subject and began to learn and experience the positive influence of the alignment of the art, mind, body, and soul. Then came Lady Faith.”
Nazlı Soylu renklere ve motiflere olan ilgisini çocukluğundan bugünlere dek sevgiyle ve yaratıcılıkla taşımış, eğitim hayatı boyunca da bunu profesyonel bir noktaya getirmek üzere ilerlemiştir. İzmir Amerikan Lisesi’nden mezun olduktan sonra dünyanın en ünlü moda tasarım üniversitesi New York Parsons School of Design’a lisans eğitimini tamamlamak üzere kabul alarak yeteneğini kariyer yolculuğuna taşıyacak ilk adımı atmıştır. Eğitimini tamamladıktan sonra moda dünyasında “Desen kraliçesi” ünvanını taşıyan Diane Von Furstenberg (DVF) ile birlikte “baş desen tasarımcısı” olarak çalışmaya başlamıştır. Desen ve tasarım üzerine geliştirdiği perspektiften etkilenen Diane Von Furstenberg (DVF) kendisine ana koleksiyonun yanı sıra şal ve eşarp koleksiyonunun tasarım yetkinliğini vermiştir. 2004’te New York’ta başlayan bu yolculuk profesyonel iş yaşamına geçişiyle Türkiye’de, DVF’nin Türkiye marka müdürlüğü, satış sorumluluğu ve Brandroom mağazalarının stratejik marka yöneticiliği ile devam etmiştir. (2008- 2012 yılları arasında DVF ile olan çalışmalarından edindiği deneyimleri tarzıyla birleştirip kendi markası Lady Faith’i yaratmış, tablolarındaki desenleri farklı formlarda giyim ve dekorasyon ürünlerine dönüştürmüştür. Sanat terapi ve mindfulness tekniklerini benimseyen, ruh beden zihin birlikteliğinin gücüne inanarak desenlerine yansıtan tasarımcı 2013’ten beri kendi markası Lady Faith ile sanat üretimine devam etmektedir.