Sunday, 4 October 2009

The first Islamic fashion fair in Istanbul

This article from the Hürriyet Daily News discusses the Islamic Fashion Fair - wouldn't you love to go?

Friday, October 2, 2009
Vercihan Ziflioğlu

Istanbul hosts its first Islamic Fashion Fair. The fair, which opened its doors Thursday and will continue until Oct. 4, features prominent Turkish brands that appeal most to secular society.

Wearing a veil has been one of the hottest topics on Turkey’s agenda over the past year, especially between the secular and the religious. And with the conservative Justice and Development Party, or AKP, ruling the state, the arguments have escalated.

The first Turkish Islamic Clothes, Fashion and Accessories Fair, which opened its doors at Istanbul Expo Center on Oct. 1, seems that it will bring the topic to the agenda again. The fair gathers veil producers, retail dealers, wholesalers and foreign Islamic clothes importers.

During this fair, the trends of Islamic fashion for 2010 will be displayed. The participating firms and fashion designers have the chance to promote their new pieces at stands and through fashion shows. There will also be a competition, allowing designers and firms to participate with creations for 2010, such as scarves, veils and coats.

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