Gul­nara Khalilova stuns fash­ion lovers at Istanbul Fash­ion Week

Azer News - - Culture & Lifestyle - By La­man Is­may­ilova

FThe fash­ion week was held in Turkey on De­cem­ber 28-29, Trend Life re­ported.

Stun­ning looks from fash­ion col­lec­tions "Tu­ran" and "Touch" by na­tional de­signer daz­zled on the run­way.

Ear­lier, Gul­nara Khalilova suc­cess­fully show­cased her col­lec­tions in Turkey, Rus­sia, China, Aus­tria, Romania, Great Bri­tain, Kaza­khstan and Kyr­gyzs­tan.

Istanbul Fash­ion Week, or­ga­nized by AFWEU, also fea­tured col­lec­tions of fif­teen fa­mous de­sign­ers from Turkey, Kaza­khstan, Rus­sia, Uzbek­istan, Kyr­gyzs­tan, Turk­menistan, Ta­jik­istan and Nepal.

Africa Fash­ion Week Europe / Asia Fash­ion Week Europe (AFWEU, pres­i­dent - Ay­dın Ajık) - the of­fi­cial part­ner of UNICEF. AFWEU is a part­ner of the Turk­ish Heart Foun­da­tion.

Gul­nara Khalilova, the head of the Cen­ter of Na­tional Cos­tumes, is a fre­quent guest of in­ter­na­tional fash­ion weeks. She is the two-times win­ner at Eurasian In­ter­na­tional Fash­ion Fes­ti­val "Silk Road" held in China.

Her works are also very pop­u­lar among Turk­ish pub­lic fig­ures, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of cul­ture and art such as Ajda Pekkan, Em­rah Er­do­gan, Beyazit Oz­turk, Soner Sarik­aba­dayi, and oth­ers.

She also de­signed cos­tume for Azer­bai­jan's 2013 Euro­vi­sion rep­re­sen­ta­tive Farid Mam­madov and cre­ated hand panel with the of­fi­cial mas­cots of the EuroGames.

Dur­ing the open­ing of Rio 2016 Par­a­lympic Games in Rio, Cham­pion of the Euro­pean Games Il­ham Zakiyev was in na­tional dress, cre­ated by the de­signer which was a nov­elty in the his­tory of the Olympic move­ment.

Khalilova is the author of a num­ber of books ded­i­cated to the tra­di­tions of cloth­ing, in­clud­ing the his­tory of Azer­bai­jan na­tional cloth­ing, the text­books and cat­a­logs for higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions.

In 2014-2015 she worked as a teacher at the State Academy of Fine Arts. Since 2017, she is teach­ing at Khazar Univer­sity.

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