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First ever international fashion week started in Tajikistan

Written by on Thursday, 12 December 2013
Culture and History, Tajikistan
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The first ever Dushanbe Fashion Week (DFW) began on December 8.

Organizer of Dushanbe Fashion Week – Mavlyuda Khamraeva, popular tajik designer, founder of “M-Stile” fashion brand, hopes that this event will be pioneer for other high fashion shows in Tajikistan.

Mavlyuda Khamraeva introduces her own collection

Although none of famous world-known designers took part in the show, it drew a wide response. Fashion designers from many different countries: Germany, Turkey, Baltic States, Kazakhstan, Ukrain brought their collections to Dushanbe. They aroused big interest in tajik audience.

      Sergey Shabunin, designer, Kazakhsnan      

 Olesya Kononova, designer, Ukraine

In spite of the high ticket price: $50 – standard and $100 – VIP ticket, audience was satisfied with the show. Sergey came to the fashion show for the first time in his life. He says: “Honestly, I didn’t even expect that I could like it. It was my girlfriend who wanted to come. However, I didn’t regret that I came at all. It was organized on the highest level. I’m impressed with some collections and models”.

In Tajikistan there are no professional modeling agencies. That is why the huge casting was held, where models were chosen by strong criteria. Jamilya Kosimova, model, says: “I never worked as a model before. It was my first fashion show and I hope it won’t be the last one”. Jamilya went to casting just to satisfy her interest in fashion, but when she passed all selection rounds, she decided that she won’t stop at just one show. “We have to develop our own fashion. In Tajikistan people have very unusual and unique style of clothing. It may and should be interesting for world fashion community” – says Jamilya.

The event was held under the aegis of Dushanbe City hall. As organizers report, all raised money will be donated to the Center for Kids with autism.

Olga Zavyalova

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