'(13 May 2016) INTERNATIONAL MODEST FASHION WEEK TAKES OFF IN TURKEY Turkey\'s first International Modest Fashion Week has opened in Istanbul, attracting designers and models of conservative wear from around the world. The two-day event kicked off Friday (13 MAY 2016) with models showcasing a bright palette of breezy garments and kaleidoscopic headscarves at a historic train station. Organizers said 70 designers are taking part in the event which is hosted by Modanisa, an online retailer of Muslim fashion based in Turkey. \"Istanbul Modest Fashion Week is the biggest modest fashion event in Istanbul,\" says Franka Soeria - an organizer, consultant and international director of the event. \"We are going to gather 70 brands in Istanbul. Not only brands, we have bloggers and sponsors, buyers, media, everybody is going to be here. We expect around 10, 000 people coming to the event in two days.\" Soeria, who is from Indonesia and also a fashion writer, has noticed a lot of interest in Turkish modest fashion. \"Everybody is curious about Turkey, because people say it\'s a big market. Yes, but not too many international modest fashion people know what is it about,\" she explains. \"The first time I came to Turkey I didn\'t know that Turkey has really good modest fashion. So I was writing in my column, I said, \'You need to come to Turkey, you need to see,\' and everybody was asking, \'Is there any international modest fashion event in Istanbul or in Turkey?\' And I said, \'Unfortunately not yet.\' So that\'s when this idea came. I\'m so excited because everybody waits already.\" Modanisa CEO Kerim Ture says the aim of the event is \"to create a mainstream fashion out of modest fashion and to energize the Islamic communities to produce for the Muslim women.\" Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e748a1791a4778ba378022ccc62adc42'See also:
'Turkey’s first International Modest Fashion Week opens in Istanbul'
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