Istanbul Fashion Week Kicks Off Today

The catwalk shows for Istanbul Fashion Week start today! The fashion event, which will run from today until Saturday the 11th, with the fashion industry’s finest showcasing the glamor and beauty of their newest designs during Istanbul Fashion Week 2012.

The 6th edition of Istanbul Fashion Week will be held between Feb. 8 and 11 in Tepebaşı. Designers, stylists and models alike are focused on radiating attitude, color and flair from head to toe. Istanbul Fashion Week will present 2013 Spring/Summer collections.

While creating an international platform for Turkish designers and brands, IFW also aims to transform İstanbul, which has an extremely rich cultural and historical legacy, into the fashion center of the geography.

The event has been organized in collaboration with the Istanbul Apparel Exporters Association (IHKİB), Fashion Designers Association (MTD) and United Brands Association (BMD) and Istanbul Fashion Academy (IMA).

Istanbul Fashion Week (IWF) brings together the concept of design, fashion and brand under the same roof. Turkish fashion is being recognized by the world.

IFW Committee Chairman Volkan Atik said thanks to IWF, Turkey had become a country designing fashion. “This year’s organization will be held in two huge tents that will be pitched on an area of 3,000 square meters in Tepebaşı.”

“We plan to spread the organization all around the city [in addition to the fashion shows]. Brands like M.A.C., S. Pellegrino, Aqua Panna and Illy will also be a part of this year’s event,” he said.
“Buyers from 18 countries will come to the event and press members from 11 countries will cover the event.”

Famous designers like Mehtap Elaidi, Nejla Güvenç, Atıl Kutoğlu, Erol Albayrak, Tuvana Büyükçınar, Günseli Türkay, Zeynep Erdoğan, Gamze Saraçoğlu, Özlem Kaya, Simay Bülbül will present their creations at this year’s IFW.

IWF will also present 2013 Spring/Summer collections. There will be AdL&Cengiz Abazoğlu, Avva, Berinza and Giovane Gentile shows along with a workshop titled “Machka: Brand where Turkish Industry and Design Meet.” Ece & Ayşe Ege and Yalçın Ayaydın will make speeches at the workshop.

Designers and the press are leveraging the web to reach virtual audiences far larger than those present at shows.

Many brands will live stream the unveiling of their 2013 Spring/Summer collections on their websites and Facebook Pages, as well as video platforms such as YouTube, flickr, tumblr and Twitter.

For more information visit the official Istanbul Fashion Week IFW website.

Author: istanbul

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