By Laman Ismayilova
Famous Azerbaijani designer Rufat Ismayil continues to conquer the fashion industry. His fashion collection has been successfully presented at New York Fashion Week.
The fashion show began with demonstration of a blue mini-dress, followed by delicate outfits. Celebrities such as Nya Lee, Francesca Curran and CJ Perry were among the guests of the fashion show, Trend Life reported.
Stunning gowns of the national designer were highly appreciated by fashionistas.
While creating these looks, the designer used chiffon, silk and other fabrics reminding the khari bulbul flower, the symbol of Azerbaijan's Karabakh region.
The flower khari bulbul, after which the collection was named, grows only in Shusha. The shape of the flower resembles a nightingale. "Khar" means "thorn" in Azerbaijani, and "bulbul" means "nightingale".
If you look at the flower closely, you can easily see three petals spreading in three different directions. Two of them are like wings, and the third one in the middle is shaped like a bird’s head.
Rufat Ismayil already participated in New York Fashion Week in September 2018 and February 2019, presenting the collection "Power of Fire" and then "The Butterfly Effect".
Rufat Ismayil is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of AFFFAIR brand. He is involved in the collection design and leads the innovative and creative lab of the garment production line.
As a teenager he started modeling for fashion houses, which brought him the title of Best Model of Azerbaijan in 2000. He continued working as a model for major names such as Paco Rabanne and Valentine Yudashkin.
Soon his passion for fashion shifted from modeling to creating his own looks. Rufat Ismayil decided to move to Istanbul to launch his own label.
Rufat Ismayil presented his unique collections in Italy, Iran, Turkey, UAE and other countries. His men's clothing collection was shown at Pitti Uomo 2015, the most important International event for menswear and men accessories collections.
The world's leading fashion publications, including Vogue magazine (Italy), wrote about fashion collections created by the Azerbaijani designer.
Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova
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