This event featured couture fashion created by Turkish design students of the Ankara Olgunlasma Institute. By researching historical Turkish apparel, they translated this traditional approach into a modern silhouette. Consul General of Turkey, Mehmet Samsar, presented the second annual show on May 26, 2009.
Sixty couture garments inspired by the the Ottoman Empire, represented the culture of Turkey. Models wore garments featuring ornate traditional designs and hand-embroidered apparel. The show featured a range from traditional clothing to contemporary, and closed with a group of beautifully executed wedding gowns.
Watch a video of the show below.
-Photo/Video Stevyn Llewellyn
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