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01/06/10 - The Beauty and the Silk

posted 19 Jan 2012, 05:11 by Ambasciata Uzbekistan   [ updated 19 Jan 2012, 05:14 ]

The fourth traditional festival of khon-atlas has been organized by Tashkent Institute of Textile Industry with assistance from Forum Fund and the Association of Modelers of Uzbekistan “Osiyo Ramzi” (Symbol of Asia).

Familiarization of the youth with national values, preservation and reproduction of cultural heritage, traditions and customs, is the main purpose of the organizers of the event the program of which included the exhibition of khon-atlas, scientific-practical workshop and fashion parade. 

Within the festival guests and participants were presented the exposition of the best national fabrics – khon-atlas, adras, beqasam and others produced by national craftsmen. Leading specialists, young academics and professors in the field of textile and production of national fabrics, design and fashion acted with reports during the scientific-practical workshop. The attendees got acquainted with results of research works concerning the history of khon-atlas, production and modern design technologies.

“Students of the institute get prepared to this event throughout the whole year,” emphasized the tutor at the Fashion Design department of the Institute, Professor Galiya Khasanbayeva. “And we are aimed to familiarize and foster the young generation in the spirit of special approach to the national fabrics and gown.”

Every participants of the festival were opened up opportunity to see the refined fashion parade. Young designers prepared 15 collections for the show including 60 looks of casual wear and evening gowns exclusively from khon-atlas.

It should be noted that almost all students and guests of the festival attended the event wearing gowns from khon-atlas. It was rather interesting to watch such a great diversity of dresses of quite different design and color.