DAR ES SALAAM - Anatolia News Agency
The fashion show displayed Ottoman dresses from the Ottoman period.
The Turkish Embassy in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam organized the country’s first Turkish fashion show, “Ottoman Fashion Show,” yesterday with profits from the show being donated to an orphanage in the city.
It was decided to organize a fashion show in an effort to aid a local orphanage in a bad situation earlier in the year, Turkish Ambassador to Tanzania Ali Davuoğlu told members of the press following the event.
Turkish Airlines and Turkish businessmen living in Tanzania supported the fashion show Davuoğlu said. “We are a whole here. We have realized this event all together and sold tickets. With the income of the fashion show, we will change the kitchens and dormitories of the orphanage.”
Davutoğlu’s wife Yeşim Davutoğlu said that Cemile Gül from the Aegean province of Kütahya had designed the dresses for the fashion show and walking the runway did not request a fee. “We will renew the project in the orphanage as soon as possible and want to make a first in Tanzania,” she said, adding that this was the first time a Turkish fashion show had been organized in Tanzania.”