Bringing together professionals from the fashion world, IF Wedding Fashion İzmir has opened its doors


Bringing together the main professionals of the fashion world at the Izmir Fair, IF Wedding Fashion Izmir was inaugurated. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer said IF Wedding Fashion Izmir, which is Turkey’s powerhouse in the sector, will continue to grow.

IF Wedding Fashion Ä°zmir-16, organized by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, organized by Ä°ZFAÅž in cooperation with Aegean Clothing Manufacturers Association (EGSD) from November 19-15. The wedding dress, costume and evening dress fair has started. Speaking at the opening, the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Tunç Soyer, said: “We are happy to be rekindled by the energy, enthusiasm and enthusiasm that we have accumulated at the during this period we call the new normalization. IF Wedding Fashion Fair is the premier trade fair for the wedding dress, evening dress, groom’s suit, children’s wear and accessories industry. We are very honored to bring together the representatives and professionals of the wedding dress and evening dress industry, which is growing more and more every year, in Izmir this year as well. Our fair, which is Turkey’s powerhouse in the sector and from which we took a break in Izmir last year due to the pandemic, will make very significant contributions to our production and exports this year. Through our salon, I am very happy to increase the power of our country in wedding dresses business every year and to contribute to our country with Izmir. This year we are hosting the 12th International Wedding Dress Design Competition at our show. Our competition allows young designers to shape the fashion world with new perspectives inspired by Izmir. I believe that with this competition very original designs and designers will emerge that will shape new trends in the industry.

At the opening of IF Wedding Fashion İzmir, hosted by Burcu Esmersoy, President of Turkish Exporters Assembly İsmail Gülle, President of Izmir Chamber of Commerce Mahmut Özgener, President of Turkish Fashion Federation and ready-to-wear Hüseyin Öztürk, President of the Aegean Clothing Manufacturers Association Hayati Ertuğrul, Deputy Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Mustafa Özuslu, foreign buyers, fashion designers, industry professionals, designers, leaders and representatives of fashion associations and federations and bureaucrats. IF Wedding Fashion İzmir will run until November 19 at Izmir Fair.

“Good luck to our city”

Stating that they are striving to make İzmir one of the focal points of universal artistic production, President Tunç Soyer said: “We are working with the principle of a circular culture based on harmony with nature, with each other, with our past and change itself. The main result of this cultural ecosystem that we have created is to bring together in Izmir investors from different regions of our country and the world. I wish the 15th If Wedding Fashion Show, which is one of the most important milestones in achieving these goals, will be beneficial to our city.

“I hope that this will contribute to our exports”

İsmail Gülle, President of the Turkish Exporters Assembly, said: “It is a fair which fits in well with Izmir and suits it very well. Everyone is watching with interest. We hope that it will contribute to our exports and the domestic market as well as meetings with foreign delegations. Mahmut Özgener, President of Izmir Chamber of Commerce, said: “30 fairs are held in our city every year. IF Wedding occupies a special place because of its international strength. It is one of the most well-known and followed organizations. As Izmir, we are responsible for 70 percent of wedding dress production in Turkey and export to more than 40 countries. Hüseyin Öztürk, President of the Turkish Fashion and Ready-to-Wear Federation, said: “This fair is one of the greatest examples of the work done by municipalities with ready-to-wear manufacturers in Izmir. . I want to thank those who have contributed, ”he said. Hayati Ertuğrul, President of the Aegean Clothing Manufacturers Association, said: “I am proud to be with you at this beautiful and enthusiastic opening of the 15th year of our show.

Wedding dress design competition winners announced

The award ceremony for the 12th Wedding Dress Design Competition, which continues to support young and creative ideas in the fashion world and is the show’s most important event, took place on the first day. The works of 15 designers who reached the final of the competition organized this year on the theme “Awakening” were exhibited on the podium. Nurdan Ahsen Fıçıcı of Izmir University of Economics received the first prize from President Tunç Soyer. The second prize was awarded to Hasancan MeÅŸelik of the University of Giresun by Hayati ErtuÄŸrul, president of the Aegean Clothing Manufacturers Association. Gözde AÄŸca of Izmir University of Economics received the third prize from Mahmut Özgener, president of the Izmir Chamber of Commerce.

Visitors from all over the world

More than 100 visitors from more than 2 countries have registered for the show. At the show, a buyer delegation program was organized with the support of TR Ministry of Commerce and Izmir Chamber of Commerce. Under the program, 32 percent of visitors come from Europe, 30 percent from the Middle East, 20 percent from the Balkans and the Caucasus region, and 10 percent from America and other countries.

Besides the foreign participants, there are also local participants from Izmir and Istanbul, as well as from Adana, Ankara, Bursa, Gaziantep, Kocaeli, Konya and Sakarya, at IF Wedding Fashion Izmir. Companies from America, Iran, England, Canada, Qatar and Lebanon will exhibit their products and have the opportunity to organize business meetings with local companies. A total of 195 exhibitors will exhibit their products at the fair. There will be a total of 16 fashion shows, including nine solo, three private, three mixed and wedding dress design competitions. Fair, It will also be possible to visit the website in the digital environment and provide video calls with representatives of participating companies.

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