Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Ankara Olgunlasma Institute showcases new collection in New York
Ankara Olgunlasma Institute showcases new collection in New York
27
May '09
On 26th May, the prestigious Ankara Olgunlasma Institute, Turkey's equivalent to New York's Fashion Institute of Technology showcased an extravagant women's collection of hand-embroidered garments inspired by the splendor of the Ottoman Empire. The fashion show begun at 7:30 p.m. at the Broad Street Ballroom and presented under the patronage of The Honorable Mehmet Samsar, Consul General of Turkey.

The one-of-a-kind show brings 20 of the most promising Turkish designers and elite models from around the world together on the runway. The young designers featured in the show were chosen from the hundreds of applicants who applied to study at the Ankara Olgunlasma Institute. Many of the designers were showcasing their work outside of Turkey for the first time.

Consul General Samsar commented: "We are honored to sponsor the Turkish Fashion Show for the second time and are excited to expand upon last year's success. Turkish fashion is renowned for its exquisite designs inspired by a culture rich in history. These young designers have adapted past traditions into a combination of old and new to share their reflection of modern day Turkey."

A collection of more than 60 designs feature clothing inspired by the glory of the Ottoman Empire at its height during the 15th and 16th centuries where palace fashions were a sign of wealth and a woman's status in society. The show was also portraying the evolution of clothing and Turkish social life from the founding of the Republic in 1923 to the present day.

Evening attire featured traditional Turkish motifs and hand embroidery unique to the country. Many of the designs were inspired by the colorful regional dress of Anatolia (the Western and Central portions of Turkey between the Black and Mediterranean Seas) where clothing is still created by hand looms combining light fabrics with heavy silks featuring complex needlework. The entire collection epitomized the vibrant culture of Turkey and its unique civilization which span the culture of East and West.

Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey


Must ReadView All

Digital textile printing sector to grow by 20% by 2020

Textiles | On 18th Jun 2018

Digital textile printing sector to grow by 20% by 2020

The digital textile printing sector is expected to have a compound...

Courtesy: Hela Clothing

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jun 2018

Hela's latest label revolves around underwear, sleepwear

The latest collection of Sri Lanka’s Hela Clothing is revolves mostly ...

Kenya levies higher duties on mitumba import

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jun 2018

Kenya levies higher duties on mitumba import

Kenya’s treasury secretary Henry Rotich recently raised the duty on...

Interviews View All

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Top executives
Textile industry

It will take some time for the people to change their buying choices

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

John Kelley

Textile Events is one of the largest textile fair in the United Kingdom,...

Paolo Crespi

For.Tex is an Italy-based leading producer of dyes and thickeners, and is...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search