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Uzbekistan presents its national costumes in Grand Fashion Week in Paris
10 July 2023
Uzbekistan presents its national costumes in Grand Fashion Week in Paris

An exhibition of national costumes of famous Uzbek designers "Grand Fashion Week" was organized in the House of Celebrations "La Galerie Bourbon" as part of Paris Fashion Week.

Well-known designer brands of our country "ANOR", "Moel Bosh", "7Saber", "Cherrymyx", "Nadi.uz" and "Shahzoda Mukhammedov" took part in this exhibition with their clothing collections. Also, Sevinch Normamatova, the winner of the competition for young designers Commence, presented her new collection of clothes.

At the beginning of the ceremony, the famous Uzbek dancer, winner of the Nihol award, Parizoda, performed a national dance, and a stage dedicated to Uzbek culture and traditions was organized.

In each of the presented costumes, Uzbek national elements, originality and aesthetics of Uzbek culture are expressed and delivered to the audience. The guests were introduced to new national fabrics such as Uzbek adras and shoi, as well as embroidery and zardozi techniques.

The new collection of clothes reflects the love and respect for Uzbek silk, as well as the hard work of women artisans. The participants of the event drew the attention of the participants of the event, who used hand embroidery techniques and "patch work" to create samples.

In particular, the patterns and decorations reflected in the clothing collections demonstrated at the exhibition in Paris are a symbol of respect for Uzbek traditions and customs, which combine two main textile trends inherited from our ancestors.

The clothing exhibition was organized by the Davide and Jacob teams, who have been cooperating with the Paris Fashion Week and the world's leading fashion houses in the fashion industry for many years.

The French public highly appreciated the holding of this event and stressed that it would have a positive impact on strengthening cultural ties between Uzbekistan and France.

In particular, the head of the French digital marketing and press agency in the field of fashion "Imoni Showroom Paris" Monica Rab emphasized the high interest in Uzbek culture and art and expressed her deep gratitude to the organizers of the event.

“Today, we were especially pleased with the collection of national costumes presented by Uzbek designers,” Monika Rab said. “Our attention was drawn to the fact that there are many secrets in this industry, and its creators have many years of work, perseverance and experience, and that when creating each design, the creator is required to be able to feel the history of the unique culture and traditions of the Uzbek people.”

Organizing such cultural events abroad attracts more people to travel to Uzbekistan for its historical sites, such as Samarkand, Bukhara, Shakhrisabz, and Khiva by introducing foreign audiences to our culture and history, colorful customs and patterns, Uzbek art and cuisine. Taking into account that the Uzbek government has been simplifying the visa procedure to visit Uzbekistan since 2016 by introducing visa-free entry to Uzbekistan for 93 countries and introducing electronic visas for over 50 countries of the world as of today, now it is the best time to travel to Uzbekistan avoiding extra hassle and expenses.

 

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Did you know?

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