Deniz Mercan was born and raised in Turkey. She graduated from the Textile Department at Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul. After a period working as styling consultant, she accepted a job at ICAP & MARVEL in Bologna, Italy. She worked as a stylist for several years with brands such as VALENTINO, PINK BEACH, SPIRITO, CERRUTI 1881 and LUCIANO SOPRANI. During this period, she also developed her skills as a product manager. In 1992, Mercan continued her work as a freelance stylist with many brands including EASY LOOK, UNCLE SAM, LC WAIKIKI, REEBOK, PIERRE CARDIN and LUISA SPAGNOLI. She has also designed for sportswear brands such as Fila, Arena and Le Coq Sportive.
In 2003, Mercan focused to design total collections of Altınyıldız brand in Istanbul. Her design for the total-look collection of NETWORK MEN and FABRIKA MEN was very successful. Since then, Mercan has combined her activities for her own Denizens brand collection with the development of the accessory line for all men collections within Altınyıldız.
Reference: denizmercan.com, modaturkiye.com