A permanent exhibit opened for Islamic Iranian fashion and costume design in Tehran last Monday.
Mannequins wearing headscarves are on display at the Permanent Exhibition for Islamic-Iranian Fashion and Costume Design, which opened in Tehran on February 13, 2012.
Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Hosseini, Deputy Culture Minister for Artistic Affairs Hamid Shahabadi and several officials and artists attended the opening ceremony of the Permanent Exhibition for Islamic-Iranian Fashion and Costume Design.
"If we want to encourage our children to dress in Islamic attire, we should provide them with quality samples which can be compared against foreign products, but unfortunately, we have not acted strongly in this area," Hosseini mentioned during the ceremony.
He said that the culture ministry has held several exhibitions on Islamic clothing and has published several magazines in past years.
He expressed his hope that the permanent showcase turned into a "permanent rendezvous for fashion designers and enthusiasts".
At the ceremony, Shahabadi stressed on the importance of establishing such a venue saying that the strengthening of people's beliefs also has an important role in boosting Islamic fashion design.
"Today our designers are creative, educated and in touch with costume market, but they can't produce their designs individually. On the other hand, the distribution network is not well organized," he said.
He called the showcase a place for exchanging ideas among costume producers, designers, vendors and customers.
At the end of the ceremony, software for Islamic fashion design and costumes was unveiled after which officials visited parts of the showcase at the end of the ceremony.
The showcase is located on No.38, Nasser valley, off Vali-e Asr Ave.
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