On Wednesday evening, one of Turkey’s top designers presented a shimmering set of evening dresses in Paris – the fashion capital of the world. Fevziye Çamer took part in the 23rd edition of the Oriental Fashion Show, an organising which specialises in promoting international designers and brands who originate from the Silk Road region.
The Turkish designer’s eye-catching collection of couture evening dresses came in shades of red, black and silver, each one adorned with intricate embroidery or sequins. Walking exclusively for Çamer was Aslıhan Karalar, who was crowned Best Model of the World in Paris in December 2017.
Among the notables in the audience for the packed fashion event at the famous Hôtel de Crillon were senior diplomats and Saudi princesses, as well as renowned talent manager Erkan Özerman.
Afterwards, Özerman – a close friend of Çamer – told T-VINE the veteran couture designer had remained in Turkey on doctors’ orders: she has been unwell and was advised not to fly due to high blood pressure.
Fevziye Çamer is widely regarded as Turkey’s first haute couture designer
With over forty years of experience, Çamer is widely regarded as Turkey’s first haute couture designer. Her bespoke dresses are regularly seen on the red carpet and her clientele includes many Turkish A-listers, including Ajda Pekkan, Bülent Ersoy, Emel Sayın and Hülya Avşar.
Çamer’s collection was one of twenty two to feature at Oriental Fashion Show Paris, which has been staging high quality fashion events in desirable international locations since 2004. For designers, who came from over a dozen countries, including Algeria, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Spain, OFS gives them an affordable way to introduce their brand and clothes to key fashion markets around the world.
The two-day OFS Paris event took place during the city’s Haute Couture Week, when the world’s biggest fashion houses Chanel, Dior, Valentino and Ellie Saab were also presenting.
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