Turkey’s modest fashion market hits its stride

As fashion designer Ayşe Yıldırım bustles around her shop in Istanbul, she slides past bold, colorful tops; long, shimmery party dresses and a sleek white pantsuit. Each design features collars that fully cover the chest, sleeves that graze the wrist and breathable materials that are comfortable to wear — even in the heat.

It’s a range of styles with a particular consumer in mind: women who dress modestly, often for religious reasons. Yıldırım points to a black-and-white tunic from the racks that is popular with her customers. She said this design, with a little embroidery on it, has sold consistently for three seasons.

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Turkey is quickly becoming a global center of modest fashion — a retail sector defined by looser and longer cuts. Its popularity is driven by a growing appetite for high-end clothes in predominantly Muslim countries, where women who wear

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Man arrested, woman sought after vehicle rolls over, hits bus shelter in Kitchener

a police car parked on the side of a road: A Waterloo Regional Police cruiser.

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A Waterloo Regional Police cruiser.

Waterloo Regional Police have arrested a man and are looking for a woman after a vehicle crashed into a bus shelter in Kitchener on Wednesday.

Police first reported the collision on Twitter at around noon, saying that they were one scene at Spadina and Highland roads.

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A police spokesperson told Global News that the vehicle had flipped over before hitting a bus shelter

No injuries were reported as a result.

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Police say they arrested a man for impaired driving while officers were searching for a female passenger to check on her wellbeing.

They said the woman was last seen heading eastbound on Spadina Road. She was described as a white woman, in her

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