By Amina Nazarli
Baku’s Fairmont Hotel hosted “The Fashion Show of the Women Clothes of the Turkish World from Tradition to Present” on December 21.
Organized by Yunus Emre Baku Institution, Ankara Development Institution, Gulnara Khalilova Fashion House and the Agency of Kazakhstan Women Fashion, the event was attended by representatives of public, art, culture and media.
Ibrahim Yildirim, Head of the Baku Institute of Yunus Emre and MP Ganira Pashayeva , addressing the event, praised the project, stressing the importance of preservation and promotion of the national values of Turkic states.
They said such events with the participation of well-known designers of the Turkic world are expanding and strengthening cultural relations, as well as promoting the national dress.
The catwalk was opened by the collection of Gulnara Khalilova, which featured colorful costumes, revealing the national values of Azerbaijan. This collection was presented in London on the eve of the first European Games.
Fashion designer Khalilova repeatedly successfully represented Azerbaijan at international events, and the idea of establishment of the National Costume Day belongs to her.
During the fashion show collections of famous designers from Kazakhstan - Madina Massakova, Gulzhan Nietkabul and Hanim Aydash, Kyrgyzstan - Makhabat Samanchieva, and Turkey - Ilknur Kochbiyik, who showed the national traditions of their peoples and modern motifs in their collections were put on display.
The catwalk show ended by the collection of Gulnara Khalilova entitled "Language of Carpets" - a modern design solution using patterns of Azerbaijani carpets, which has recently been awarded the highest prize in the Creative Industries Awards in Romania.
Media partners of the event were Azernews.az, Day.Az, Trend.az, and Milli.?z.