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The Turkish way of living at that time brought about functional clothing styles. Leather and felt materials had priority due to natural and social conditions.
In addition to these materials ; sheepskin, fur and woolen materials were major constituents in clothing of that period. Central Asian Turk used to wear leather boots, min tan shirts, a short caftan used with a belt and a kind of riding trousers loose at the top narrowing downwards suitable for horse riding. Caftan and boots are gained significance as a sign of status. Bashlyks, head coverings, as in clothes, were made of fur or sheepskin with the purpose of protection from the cold. Bashlyks were also observed to be symbols of status.

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Emigration from Asia to Anatolia caused many cultures to integrate. This was reflected on clothes, symbols and motifs of the 24 Gagauz tribes which formed a united culture of their own.Clothes of this period display pre-Anatolian influences. The principal material was composed of works of the highly developed art of weaving. Materials forming bashlyks and clothes eventually gained variations.
Knowledge of this period is obtained from museums, travel descriptions, pictures and miniatures.

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turkey fashion

The socio-economic differences between the administrators and the common people also affected the clothing styles.

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turkey fashion

While the Palace and its court displayed showy clothes, the common people were only concerned with covering themselves. The administrators occasionally brought about legal regulations on clothes. These applications were first initiated during the period of suleyman the Magnificent.The administrators and the wealthy wore caftans with fur lining and embroidery, where as the middle class wore cubbe, hırka and the or wore collarless cepken or ‘yelek.The administrators and the wealthy wore caftans with fur lining and embroidery, where as the middle class wore cubbe, hırka and the poor wore collarless ‘cepken’ or ‘yelek.

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turkey fashion

Under Turkey’s old hard-line secular system, the head scarf, or hijab, was seen as a symbol of backwardness and banned in government offices and schools. In recent weeks, as France debated the burkini, Turkey again chipped away at old taboos, allowing female police officers, for the first time, to wear head scarves on the job.
Muslim fashion designers are essentially trying to answer a single question: How can a woman be fashionable and true to her religion at the same time?

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turkey fashion

“God doesn’t send in a fax, or email, of how we are going to be wearing things,” Mr. Ture said. “Don’t be a sex object on the street for men. That’s the message. Don’t provoke them.

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