PALESTINE BREAKING INTO THE FASHION WORLD

WHILE stalled peace negotiations and a great announced winning your ex back between Hamas and Fatah have made headlines in Palestine as of late, at the end of last week a few Palestin- ians managed to get Palestine in the news for some thing altogether various: Palestine Fash- ion 7 days 2014. Typically the three-day occasion started in 2013, and has been hosted by the Palestinian life- style journal Layalina and modeling organization Modelicious Company and financed by the Italian language Consulate-General and the Palestinian Specialist (PA) Ministry of Tradition. The three- day display concluded successfully on Saturday in the West Bank associated with Ramallah in the new Movenpick Hotel.

Palestine Fashion Week 2014 featured forty designs by Jamal Taslaq, a famous Italian de- signer regarding Palestinian descent. Following taking after the actions of trend-setting cities, Ramallah is looking to be able to pave its way directly into fashion. Even though Ramallah is not internationally praised for its trend setting techniques, organizers hope that this new project will draw attention and provide light to be able to talented regional designers. Modelicious General Manager Tamer Halabi confidently stated, every region has a fashion week and we thought we could actually have style week of our own, rather than smaller farrenheit shion displays here or there.

Halabi went on to expla n that this years concept focused on exquisi ely stitched Palestinian dresses, though the selection did consist of modern design. Halabi proudly stated that this fashion display was intended to make a declaration, namely that individuals Palestin- ians exist... Our company is surviving, we certainly have talents, we certainly have designers and that we can workers comp with globe fashion residences. Amongst the celebrities of the parade, there was a special guest. Turkish actress Beren Saat. Typically the Turkish A-lister stared inside movies in addition to series like, Ask-? Memnu (Forbidden Love) (2008-10), Fatmagülün Suçu Ne? (What will be Fatmagüls Problem? ) (2010-12) and Benim Dünyam (My World) (2013).

The event however did not proceed without critique from Hamas and other major Palestinian organizations. Taslaq had been scrutinized with regard to combining contemporary designs together with traditional dress and for making use of the colors of the Palestinian flag. Hamas legislator, Yunis al-Astal attacked the PA leadership in Ramallah and charged them associated with inciting corruption among Palestinian men and women. He claimed that this events have been acts that will aimed at normalizing ties with all the occupation... This is a new offense that will be included with the many offences of the Palestinian Authority towards its people. Reporters coming from Reuters documented that Sheikh Hamed Bitawi, a popular Hamas figure in the West Bank, declared that the fashion show was held within violation of Islam plus the interests of the Palestinians. Bitawi went on to state that the display was damaging to the Palestinians because it presented to the globe a people residing in comfort and with time to organize style shows. He too charged the PENNSYLVANIA leadership regarding spreading problem among Palestinians.