Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Oct.9 / Trend, D.Azizov /
Art Week Style.Uz, first and the most bright wide-scale cultural projects in Central Asia kicked off in Tashkent today. The project is directed at further developing modern and tradional national fashion and art.
Art Week Style.uz-2010, to be held October 9-14, is organized by the Fund Forum of Culture and Arts of Uzbekistan with the support of major national and international agencies, community and creative organizations, business entities.
Art-Week Style.uz-2010 includes defile from leading designers of Uzbekistan and foreign fashion houses, National Cloth Festival, Undergound young designers show, conference and archeological exhibition from Meros Antiquary Association, gala-concert and other events.
Art-Week will be opened with International Photo Biennale of the "TashkentALE-2010", in which presentation of the special exhibitions of foreign painters will be held.
The international conference on "Preservation of the Historical and Cultural Legacy: Theory, Practice and Collecting", to be held during the Art Week, will focus on issues related to the historical and cultural legacy as a whole, as well as issues in preserving cultural legacies through techniques in collecting historical artifacts. The disparity between business and education in the sphere of fashion and design is a pressing problem in our country. And ways of addressing it will be talked about during the round-table "Dialogue: Education and Business" which will be attended by local and international representatives of universities, colleges as well as employers and donors.
A master class is a source of individual practical experience. Oftentimes, a master class, especially if delivered by a high-caliber professional, will give participants a lot more insight than if they attended a series of theoretical lectures. Representatives of Italy's eminent Salvatore Ferragamo, famous Russian artist and designer Alexander Ishenko, guests from London College of Fashion are among the professionals who can give a lot in terms of skills to budding artists and designers. In their turn, specialists from the Tashkent Institute of Textiles and Light Industry will share their own experience in applying new design development methods with the use of computer software in making carpets by hand.
A blend of theory and practice is one of the complex but effective ways of teaching. It is this method that the tandem of lectures and presentations on "Universal Fashion" is built on. The theme will be elaborated on by Professor Oda Akira of Tokyo College of Fashion and Design and designer Naoshi Sawayanagi. Mr. Akira, a fashion journalist and a professor at Tokyo's Sugino Fashion College, is one of the foremost lecturers in the fashion industry. His powerful theory will be boosted by the young, energetic and up-and-coming fashion designer Naoshi Sawayanagi, whose brand "Naoshi+DENIM" has since 2009 generated new designer proposals.
This year, it is expected that Salvatore Ferragamo (Italy), Hugo Boss (Germany), Max Mara (Italy), Balmain (Switzerland), Brioni (Italy), designer Igor Chapurin (Russia), Agatha Ruiz de la Prada (Spain), Dominico Vacca (USA), Basso & Brooke, London College of Fashion (UK), Stuttgart Fashion school (Germany) and others will visit Style.uz.
The Art Week is a great opportunity for the Week's young participants and all who works in the project - photographers, musicians, producers and many others, to show off themselves. It is an opportunity to create and to be seen, an opportunity for them to become a personality they want to be tomorrow - today. Providing a platform for young fashion and art professionals as well as our traditional craftsmen the Week gives them the possibility for further development within the fashion world. Young talents support, providing grants for textile and weaving masters, who build their activities on reviving of ancient professional techniques - is what Style.Uz is making its main efforts in.
Famous Spanish tenor Jose Carreras will give concert at "Uzbekistan" International Forums Palace in Tashkent on 14 October 2010