By Laman Ismayilova
A special fashion exhibition "From antiquity to modernity" solemnly opened in Fairmont Baku Flame Towers on May 17.
The fashion exhibition will be held as part of Azerbaijan Fashion Week 2018 scheduled for May 17-19, Trend Life reported.
Azerbaijan Fashion Week is the main fashion event of this spring, featuring the best fashion collections of local and foreign designers.
A press-conference timed to the fashion show was held in Baku.
The French Ambassador to Azerbaijan Aurelia Bouchez and Moroccan Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohamed Adil Ambarch informed the audience about the work of the fashion designers who will represent their country at Azerbaijan Fashion Week 2018. Along with other foreign designers, their collections on AFW will be demonstrated by Patrick Boffa (France) and Karim Tassi (Morocco).
Honored Art Worker Fakhriya Khalafova said that she will present two collections at the Fashion Week. The first collection, created from silk fabrics with a pomegranate pattern. The second is made of unique Uzbek silks. For the first time the presentation of the collection took place within the framework of the third Miss Union Fashion 2018 in Uzbekistan with the participation of models from Asia, Africa and Europe.
After the press conference, a special fashion show "From Antiquity to Modernity" was opened.
The 7th season of Azerbaijan Fashion Week is timed to the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. In this regard, AFW organizers paid much attention to the demonstration of the evolution of Azerbaijani women's outfits in the last century.
The exhibition features exhibits of Baku House of National Clothes.
Unique dresses of Karabakh, Nakhchivan and Irevan khanates are presented as part of the event.
Moreover, fashionistas have a chance to enjoy wonderful clothes by Azerbaijani designer Turkan Turkel dedicated to the State Historical and Architectural Reserve "Icherisheher".
The final chord of the fashion exhibition will be the presentation of the works by national designer, honored art figure Fakhriya Khalafova.
Demonstration of her dress in the colors of the State Flag of Azerbaijan will be an important moment for Azerbaijan Fashion Week 2018.
The exhibition will be open during all three days of Azerbaijan Fashion Week. The entrance to the exhibition is free from 15:00 to 18:00. At the same time, Azerbaijan Fashion Week showroom is open for all comers. Here guests can purchase the latest collections of local and foreign designers.
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