IN-PICTURES: Third edition of Basra Fashion Night
The southern Iraqi city of Basra held its third annual Basra Fashion Night to showcase the works of eight designers inspired by local culture and environment.
Men and women models came on stage Thursday showing a mixture of Iraqi fashion with a modern touch, accompanied with Iraqi music.
Ziyad al-Azari, the event organizer, told the local media that their objective is to encourage both young men and women designers to develop their skills so that the local industry in Iraq can in the future compete in the world's fashion industry.
Basra Governor Asad al-Aidany who attended the event praised such activities being held in the province. He called it an achievement for Basra.
The event is annual and has been held since 2015.
Photos by AFP / Haider Mohammed Ali