Özgür Masur was born 1979 in Istanbul, Turkey and graduated in 2001 from Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, department of Textile Design, division of Fashion Design. Same year, he won the Future Star Design award at LeShow Moscow. Between 2002 and 2008, Masur participated in CPD Dusseldorf and Pret-a-Porter Paris. During the same period, he acted as the Collection Consultant for numerous major textile companies. In 2008, Masur presented his first collection at Galata Moda Festival. Same year, he started his self-titled label and opened his first showroom. Periodically he gives lectures and workshops on textile and fashion design at Marmara University.
Since 2009, Masur has had a strong presence in Istanbul Fashion Week (IFW) with the collections he creates with a solid understanding of luxury fashion, mainly focusing on the notion of 'reality' rather than 'beauty'. In the years between 2009 and 2011, Masur participated in Istanbul Fashion Week with the pre- sentation of his first solo show and 2nd Istanbul Fashion Week (IFW). During the same period, he presented his FALL OF SKIN, TODAY, and SIMPLE - LY collections at numerous events of IFW. In 2012, he showed a very special Haute Couture collection entitled MOMENT as well as his first Pret a Porter collection entitled EQUILIBRIUM, Soul by Ozgur Masur. After that, respectively he presented his LUX- URY SUMMER, LUXURY WINTER, WISPHER collec- tions at MBFWI, which were favored by both local and international press, and the attendees at IFW.
Masur creates new forms by using modernized sewing techniques, and combines these with various different colors and handcrafted embroideries. He stands for feminine silhouettes that are timeless and sophisticated.
Masur’s collections have been featured in top Turkish and international publications such as Style.com, WWD, Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Elle, and InStyle, while being carried in the best department stores and boutiques in Turkey. Having dressed high-profile actresses, musicians, artists both on stage and on the red carpet, Ozgur Masur's self-titled label has grown to become a global brand distributed worldwide.
Masur has also done various collaborations with Magnum, L'Oreal Paris, and Zen Diamond - to name a few.
After having a big success at Europe and Middle East, in 2014 Masur was invited to perform the closing show of Los Angeles Fashion Week, one of America's biggest fashion events.
Özgur Masur’s universe is located between tradition and modernity. Sophisticated lines with highly feminine glam, soul and elegant silhouettes add a unique take on classical fitting techniques, exuding originality.
Being considered as one of the best fashion designers in Turkey, Özgur Masur has achieved international recognition in the fashion industry.