As part of the African Week of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Moroccan caftan was celebrated on Tuesday evening in Paris, during a remarkable fashion show orchestrated by stylist Fatima Zohra Filali Idrissi, who dazzled the audience with a collection of regional Moroccan caftans combining tradition and modernity.
A special fashion show was held on Tuesday at the headquarters of the UN Organization, highlighting African fashion and creations. This evening was distinguished by the participation of the promoter of the brand “Fatim Haute Couture Made In Morroco”, the inspiring Moroccan designer Fatima Zohra Filali Idrissi, the ambassador of the Moroccan caftan, because of her numerous participations in the biggest international fashion platforms. In addition, the designer went to Paris by special invitation to represent Morocco.
It is on musical rhythms inspired by the Moroccan and Andalusian heritage, that the talented designer presented a variety of Moroccan caftans, in all its authenticity and splendor, embodying the luxury of the traditional and refined national dress, inherited from one generation to another.
What also characterizes this evening is the presence of international, African and North African personalities, belonging to different fields, in particular diplomatic, political, entrepreneurial, commercial, cultural and artistic, without forgetting the representatives of the media and the press and some Parisians and African communities residing in France.
Through her participation, Fatima Zohra Filali Idrissi, wanted to highlight the extent of the plurality and cultural diversity and spatial diversity that abounds in Morocco, while choosing the theme “authentic national heritage”.
During her speech on this occasion, the stylist clarified that she “tried to present varieties of caftans that will bring the audience closer to the cultural worlds that make up Moroccan identity, such as the Sahrawi caftan, the Berber, the Moroccan Jew , the fassi, the rbati, the Chamali, among others”.
The Moroccan caftan is indeed known throughout the world for the splendor of its forms, its grace, the richness of its ornaments, fabrics and colors. Anchored in the history of Morocco, the Caftan is the fruit of centuries-old traditions and ancestral know-how. It has been passed down from one generation to another for more than 8 centuries.
Woven, cut and remodeled by several generations of Moroccan artisans, the Caftan has evolved over time with great ease and continues to be celebrated for its beauty, allure and originality. It is an inexhaustible source of creativity for designers, including Fatima Zohra Filali Idrissi, who bring traditional Moroccan embroidery back to life and thus perpetuate it, to create true works of art combining elegance and modernity.
Moreover, African Week at UNESCO will end on June 9 with a unique artistic gala of expressions of cultural diversity, with performances of folk dances and music from a dozen African countries.