The exhibition "Traditional Clothing of the Islamic World" jointly organized by Iranian Fashion and Clothing Regulatory Working Group and the ECO Cultural Institute (ECI) was inaugurated on April 28, 2022, 6 p.m. at Milad Tower, Tehran in the presence of Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Secretary General, Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, ECO Deputy Secretary General, ECO Cultural Institute representative and Cultural Attachés of Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan and some other Islamic countries.
Most of the ECO member states took part in the exhibition. Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine and Tanzania were among the other Islamic countries that actively participated in this cultural event.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition was addressed by the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Iran, the Secretary of Iranian Fashion and Clothing Regulatory Working Group, the representative of ISESCO and the representatives of Palestine, Iraq, and Lebanon.
In his keynote address, the Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance expressed his satisfaction with holding such exhibitions in order to create more empathy and solidarity among Muslims.
Mohammad Mehdi Esmaili, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance added: "Iran, along with other Muslim countries, should help expand traditional and indigenous models of clothing and use the high artistic capacity that exists in our history and culture to diversify our clothing."
"Due to changes of generations, major transformation must be made because new social relations and social responsibilities have developed, and on this basis, a working group was organized to regulate fashion and clothing to create a new atmosphere." He continued.
Seyed Majid Emami, Secretary of Iranian Fashion and Clothing Regulatory Working Group, also said: "This working group has organized one-month courses for fashion and clothing designers in 15 galleries of the city as well as Milad Tower, where fashion designers can exchange their ideas."
Referring to the "Traditional Clothing of the Islamic World" exhibition, he stated: "We hope that this event will be a prelude to holding larger events and participation of more producers in the Islamic Republic of Iran."
“Traditional Clothing of the Islamic World” exhibition is open to the public until May 4, having three sections: scientific works, exhibition, and workshops, presented by experts from Azerbaijan, Senegal, Turkmenistan, and Malaysia in Hafta Gallery located on the second floor of Milad Tower, from 6 to 10 pm.