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Comité Colbert, an association that brings together 75 of the most important French companies from the luxury goods sector, is set to organize a festival in Istanbul starting tomorrow.

The Comité Colbert aims to cultivate relations between France and Turkey by planning a cluster of events on the theme of modernity in Istanbul.

From tomorrow until Jan. 22, 26 Colbert member companies will present their own take on modernity to the public in Istanbul. Some will draw on collaborations with artists or explore the artist’s perceptions of house collections, while others will present installations, reinterpretations of house classics or special creations. These showcase events will take place at the boutiques of French luxury houses at the İstinye Park shopping mall and in the Nişantaşı neighborhood.

İstinye Park, Nişantaşı

The Festival Colbert will also present “Duos” that illustrate the spirit of the Comité Colbert. Under the Duo concept, members with boutiques in Istanbul will provide an opportunity for Istanbul residents to discover other unique French luxury brands. Cartier will partner with Remy Martin, Chanel and Eres with Sevres Cité de la Ceramique, Christian Dior with the Plaza Athenée, Christofle with Hediard and Perrier Jouet, Hermes with Pierre Hermé, and Louis Vuitton with Baccarat, Christian Liaigre and Ercuis.

January/15/2013

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world citizen

1/15/2013 11:00:47 PM

It seems that a lot of Turkish people are biased about France. It is a non-political event therefore it should not be bashed. Turkey-bashing, PKK, Armenians etc. Truth is that people in France don't really care (I am French) as they have other daily problems to deal with! True they are not particularly fond of islam (or christianity) when it means oppression of minority and women but that's all...

Turk Uzan

1/15/2013 2:36:58 PM

Kinda hard when most French people are biased towards Turkey partly because of years of effective Armenian lobbying and anti Turkey campaigns .. even during ASALA terror attacks the murderers were treated as hero's and their actions were all but justified if not justified by the French press .. The Turkish community in france often get's heat for being the least integrated community, while looking at education level among second/third generation etc shows the opposite

Falk Bernard

1/15/2013 12:56:00 PM

Turks shouldn't feed the French who harbor and support the PKK that killed thousands of its people. Also they support the Armenians in their hostile project against Turkey.
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