Islamic Fashion In Istanbul

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11 Apr 2013 09:00

In Turkey, the perceived growing Islamization in the country can be seen even in couture. The economy is booming, making Turkey more wealthy than it has ever been in modern history – and designers in capital Istanbul, are quickly meeting the demand in the market for conservative Islamic consumers’ desire for chic, modest fashion.

But though there is growing demand for conservative attire, this is not the case for the significant secular community, as is reflected in recent protests fiercely opposing what demonstrators believe is a growing imposition of Islamic conservatism by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling Justice and Development Party. Even President Abdullah Gül’s daughter was widely criticized on social media after wearing a headscarf in her wedding.

Despite the unrest, new companies such as wedding dress designer Filiz Yetim, whose gowns retail at up to 4,000 USD, and chain stores like "Armine" continue to spread across the country, selling every day wear and evening gowns to female shoppers.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (1 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

A model poses at a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (2 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

Women pose at a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul. Turkey

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (3 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul. Turkey

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (4 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul. Turkey

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (5 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul. Turkey

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (6 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul. Turkey

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (7 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (8 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (9 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (10 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (11 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (12 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (13 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (14 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (15 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (16 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (17 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (18 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (19 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (20 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (21 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (22 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (23 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (24 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
01 Apr 2013

Filiz Yetim, a wedding dress designer in her studio in the Camlica district of Istanbul Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (25 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
01 Apr 2013

Filiz Yetim, a designer in her studio in the Camlica district of Istanbul Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (26 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
15 Mar 2013

The Armine store in the Fatih distict of Istanbul, Turkey. Fatih is known as one of the most conservative districts in the city.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (27 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
27 Mar 2013

The Armine store in the Fatih distict of Istanbul, Turkey. Fatih is known as one of the most conservative districts in the city.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (28 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
27 Mar 2013

The Armine store in the Fatih distict of Istanbul, Turkey. Fatih is known as one of the most conservative districts in the city.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (29 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
27 Mar 2013

Mannequins in the Fatih distict of Istanbul, Turkey. Fatih is known as one of the most conservative districts in the city.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (30 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
27 Mar 2013

Shoppers in the Fatih distict of Istanbul, Turkey. Fatih is known as one of the most conservative districts in the city.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (31 of 40)
Istanbul
By Monique Jaques
27 Mar 2013

Shoppers in the Fatih distict of Istanbul, Turkey. Fatih is known as one of the most conservative districts in the city.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (33 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
27 Mar 2013

A woman dresses a mannequin at the Hasema swimwear store in Fatih, Istanbul. Hasema is one of the main manufacturers of conservative bathing-suits and have a style similar to the "Birkini".

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (34 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
15 Mar 2013

The Fall/Winter show at Argande, a more traditional line of Turkish clothing is shown at Istanbul Fashion Week in Istanbul Turkey.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (35 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
15 Mar 2013

The Fall/Winter show at Argande, a more traditional line of Turkish clothing is shown at Istanbul Fashion Week in Istanbul Turkey.

In Istanbul designers are opening a new market in the world of fashion catering to more conservative Islamic consumers. These styles feature bright colors and modern cuts while still maintaining modesty and Islamic values. ALA Magazine, which means the most beautiful of the beautiful in Turkish, launched in 2011 features monthly spreads showing off the colorful head-scarves and wedding dresses women can purchase.

After a boom in the Turkish economy, many conservative consumers were left with a void in chic fashion. New companies are quickly filling the gap like designer Filiz Yetim, a wedding dress designer who's gowns retail at up to 4,000 USD. Chain stores like "Armine" are quickly spreading across the country, selling every day wear and evening gowns to female shoppers.

While high fashion may feature colorful prints and patterns, the designers are still basing their inspiration on traditional dress for Muslim women. "

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (36 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
09 Apr 2010

A model for Hasema conservatve swimwear prepares for the show. Backstage and runway images from the Islamic Fashion Show at the CNR Center in Istanbul Turkey. Several shows featuring Islamic designers and companies premiered throughout the weekend.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (37 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
09 Apr 2010

Backstage and runway images from the Islamic Fashion Show at the CNR Center in Istanbul Turkey. Several shows featuring Islamic designers and companies premiered throughout the weekend.

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (38 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home in Kemerburgaz, Istanbul. Turkey

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Islamic Fashion in Istanbul (40 of 40)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Monique Jaques
11 Apr 2013

Backstage and runway images from the Islamic Fashion Show at the CNR Center in Istanbul Turkey. Several shows featuring Islamic designers and companies premiered throughout the weekend.