Palestinians Compete With World Fashion Houses

  • Tamer Halabi, an organizer of the event, said the show in part shows that “we Palestinians exist.” and “We are surviving, we have talents, we have designers, and we can compete with world fashion houses." | AP Photo/Nasser Nasser
  • A model backstage is prepared to display a creation by designer Fayzeh Pearl. While Ramallah is not internationally known for fashion, organizers hope that its Palestinian Fashion Week will draw more attention to local designers. | AP Photo/Nasser Nasser
  • The three-day show, which ended Saturday, May 3, 2014, saw models prowl the catwalk in the only major fashion show in the Palestinian territories. | AP Photo/Nasser Nasser
  • The collections showed a blend of traditional Palestinian embroidery and modern designs. | AP Photo/Nasser Nasser
  • Models display embroidered creations by designer Intisar Abdo during the opening day of the Palestine Fashion Week 2014, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. | AP Photo/Nasser Nasser
  • A model displays a creation with embroidered Arabic calligraphy by Jordanian-Palestinian designer Intisar Abdo. | AP Photo/Nasser Nasser
  • Two models display a blend of traditional Palestinian embroidery and modern designs in a creation by designer Intisar Abdo. | AP Photo/Nasser Nasser
  • A model displays a blend of traditional Palestinian embroidery and modern designs in a creation by designer Intisar Abdo. | AP Photo/Nasser Nasser
  • A model displays a creation by designer Fayzeh Pearl | AP Photo/Nasser Nasser
  • Designer Fayzeh Pearl showed off more traditional designs, including beaded wedding dresses and colorful formal attire. | AP Photo/Nasser Nasser

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