On January 20, 2020, the 34th edition of the Oriental Fashion Show took place at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. A rising generation of oriental designers from Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkestan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Tunisia, Morocco, Italy, and Moldova took over the Carrousel du Louvre to present their spring summer 2020 collections.
The Silk Road and Al Andalus association
Created in Paris, the historic capital of fashion, the “Silk Road and Al Andalus” association, chaired by Hind Joudar, aims to promote Grande Couture Orientale and strengthen the brand image of oriental designers. Behind this commitment lies the desire to contribute to the preservation of clothing heritage and crafts, some of which are in the process of disappearing. To promote this culture in France and abroad, the association has organized a number of events, the most important of which is The Oriental Fashion Show.
The Oriental Fashion Show
The Oriental Fashion Show takes us on a trip back in time, along the legendary Silk Road, showing the links which formerly existed, and which sometimes persist even today, between different regions. In the similarity of the embroideries, in the cut of a fabric, in the history of a garment such as the caftan, we see a glimpse of history dating back several centuries. The twenty designers who participated in this 34th edition of the Oriental Fashion Show are actors in bringing East and West together. Through their art, they participate in the harmonious marriage of French excellence and oriental know-how.
The gallery includes my favorite pieces from the 34th edition of The Oriental Fashion Show. Egyptian designer Hany El Behairy presented a bridal gown embroidered with hundreds of diamonds. It is now the third most expensive wedding gown in the world, valued at 15 million dollars! Another runway favorite is Moroccan designer Fatima Zohra Idrissi-Filali. Her Caftan gowns demonstrate true craftsmanship, the details are impeccable!