Temple of the Sun’s new collection is dedicated to our designer Yonna’s grandmother, Sofi.

Born and raised in Istanbul Turkey, Sofi was a beautiful, strong, elegant woman... a driving force and inspiration to her family and the wider community around her.
A regular columnist in the French paper, Journal D’Orient, she was also one of the founding members of Istanbul’s International Women’s Association and corresponded with the Pope in an effort to address antisemitism in Catholic school curriculum.

Sofi was also one of the first women in Istanbul to drive a car! Truly, a woman ahead of her time...