Enze was founded on the dream of introducing emerging luxury designers from around the globe to Southern California as a way of celebrating the spirit of exploration and fashion at the intersection of cultures.
Each piece in the Enze collection is selected for the conscientious woman dressing across cultural lines who seeks distinctive, timeless, quality garments.
Since the brand’s inception in 2015, the Enze team has been attending fashion weeks seasonally in Istanbul, Berlin, New York, Milan, Paris, India and beyond, building relationships with emerging designers who value philanthropy and education, utilize natural fabrics and sustainable production practices, and express a certain degree of global cultural je ne sais quoi.
Nuri Topbas, Co-Founder
Topbas has an extensive history in the textile industry and a deep love for fashion that all began when his mother brought him on his first shopping trip to Chanel at age 6. A purveyor of world culture and commerce, Topbas has decades of experience selling to and consulting for top clothing retailers and designers throughout the world which led him to set foot on six of the seven continents. After decades of travel, Topbas landed in Southern California, and now has a daughter of his own, Zehra, who was the inspiration behind the Enze name (“N” for Nuri, “Z” for Zehra).
Jamie Hultgren, Co-Founder & Creative Director
Beginning her career as a stylist and performance artist in 2007, Hultgren transitioned to partner with Topbas on a series of manufacturing and imports projects starting in 2011, and builds upon the skillsets acquired from her past work lives in her current position as Creative Director and Buyer for Enze. Hultgren continues to inform her pursuits in the fashion industry by staying active on the LA performance art scene.
Read about our journey opening the Abbot Kinney Flagship location here.