Mercedez Benz Istanbul Fashion Week celebrated its 10th season
Mercedes-Benz Istanbul Fashion Week opened its doors for visitors and buyers on 12 September for the 7th time this year in Zorlu Art Center. Introduced by IHKIB in 2009 under the name of “Istanbul Fashion Days”, Mercedez Benz Istanbul Fashion Week is aiming to bring together all fashion related events of Turkey with the sponsor of Mercedez Benz.
Welcoming thousands of visitors and buyers from many countries of the world, Mercedes-Benz Istanbul Fashion Week is the symbol event for Turkish designers and fashion people where they present their prominent talents.
Evolved into a global brand with the efforts of IHKIB, Mercedez Benz Istanbul Fashion Week is deemed to be the fashion face of Istanbul. More than 200 buyers and fashion editors was present in the event to watch the talents of famous Turkish designers presenting their works in catwalks.
It is time for fashion in Istanbul
The attraction of fashion in Istanbul made Mercedez Benz Istanbul Fashion Week among the top ten fashion weeks of the world, now organized in more than 130 countries. Turkish fashion industry aims to make Istanbul as the leader fashion center in its region.
This year The Core, the most prominent fashion fair of Istanbul was organized again concurrently with Mercedez Benz Istanbul Fashion Week.
IHKIB President Mr. Hikmet Tanrıverdi, in his opening speech of The Core, highlighted that Turkish apparel industry is the pride of Turkish economy with its export value of 17 billion $ and net revenue of 14 billion $. Turkish apparel industry is the 6th biggest exporter of the world and increasing its share in world apparel trade through high value-added design products.
IHKIB President Mr. Hikmet Tanrıverdi says regardless of organizing a good event, if there is the lack of industrial support and the ability of the industry to introduce new and stylish innovative designs, the attraction of organizing a fashion week will be limited. He pointed that the power behind Mercedes-Benz Istanbul Fashion Week is Turkish apparel industry.