Istanbul to emerge as fashion center where East meets West


Dunya - As consumption shifted from the Western world to the East with the recent global financial crisis, Istanbul has become the meeting point of the two, especially in the textile and ready-to-wear sectors, said CNR Holding Sales Coordinator Selcuk Icinsel.


Delivering a speech at a press conference organized to promote the 15th Istanbul Fashion Fair, which is scheduled to be held at the CNR Expo Center on January 24-26, Icinsel said 125 companies from all around the world are expected to participate in the fair.


The fair will be attended by delegations of 125 purchasing specialists from Greece and Bulgaria, respectively, along with 10 purchasing specialists each from Jordanian and Romanian textile and ready-to-wear associations. Moreover, the Serbian Chamber of Commerce is expected to attend the fair with a group of eight buyers as is Russia’s Krasnodar Chamber of Commerce. Other countries that will be represented by companies at the fair are China, Egypt, France, Germany, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, the UAE, the UK and the USA.


Icinsel also drew attention to the attendance of Saudi House, one of Saudi Arabia’s leading department stores, at the fair, stressing that this will be the first time a Saudi company attends.