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Gozoor Organization

Cultural Development

Gozoor Organization
Address: 131 26th July ST, Cairo, Egypt. Fax: 2025770035 Mob: 201157981216 www.Gozoor.org Email: contact@gozoor.org

Gozoor Organization
Cultural Development

GOZOOR Project: The project is mainly focusing on cultural development, and the purpose of its establishment is offering film production services, development of skills as well as organizing exhibitions and festivals. The project consists of four main axes, each of them emphasizing the Egyptian identity and promoting the culture of the traditional Egyptian costume. Documentary films EG -Fashion school Fashion shows TV program GOZOOR project will be able to influence the public taste through these axes, seeking to achieve its main aim which is maintaining and developing the Egyptian identity. The project which is interested in a certain standard of true Egyptian fashion is trying to reach the taste of the Egyptian public, by evaluating its taste and choice of appearance. We are attempting to seek the Egyptian roots, because the starting point in any society is to know itself. To establish a real awareness of his existence and plan his present and future life effectively, man should have enough knowledge of his homeland's history as well as identity and cultural heritage.

Gozoor Organization
Address: 131 26th July ST, Cairo, Egypt. Fax: 2025770035 Mob: 201157981216 www.Gozoor.org Email: contact@gozoor.org

Gozoor Organization
Cultural Development

Events:
All events organized by GOZOOR are generally related to cultural development, even if they don't have a direct relationship with the four axes of the project. In order to our mission we are planning to organize four related events in a raw, one event every two months as following:
1- Fashion is identity ( Siwa Nouba & Akhmeem ) , July 2013. 2- Fashion is identity ( Sinai ) September 2013. 3- Fashion is identity ( Nouba ) November 2013. 4- Fashion is identity (Delta) January 2014.

Gozoor Organization
Address: 131 26th July ST, Cairo, Egypt. Fax: 2025770035 Mob: 201157981216 www.Gozoor.org Email: contact@gozoor.org

Gozoor Organization
Cultural Development

Former business
The launch of the first workshop to keep the Egyptian identity through fashion in collaboration with the Art Lounge Cairo and Gallery Awan

Gozoor Organization
Address: 131 26th July ST, Cairo, Egypt. Fax: 2025770035 Mob: 201157981216 www.Gozoor.org Email: contact@gozoor.org

Gozoor Organization
Cultural Development

Gozoor Organization
Address: 131 26th July ST, Cairo, Egypt. Fax: 2025770035 Mob: 201157981216 www.Gozoor.org Email: contact@gozoor.org

Gozoor Organization
Cultural Development

Documentary film Republic of Egypt An introductory part of the film has already been produced. The film is dealing with the transformations of the Egyptian costume from the beginning of the 1920 until today. It shows the experience of a selected group of artists concerned with the creation of fashion design. The film does not overlook the experience of each artist individually, leaving him enough time to narrate his own unique experience and the stages of development he went through. The film also focuses on the transitions that have occurred in the Egyptian character during the last 100 years.
http://gozoor.org/index.php/documentary/

Gozoor Organization
Address: 131 26th July ST, Cairo, Egypt. Fax: 2025770035 Mob: 201157981216 www.Gozoor.org Email: contact@gozoor.org

Gozoor Organization
Cultural Development

Media coverage for GOZOOR project

Egypts Only Daily Independent Newspaper In English

Gozoor, exploring culture through dress


February 3, 2013 / 570 Views

Gozoor is a newly-established Egyptian company that explores Egyptian culture and identity through clothes and fashion.

The elusive concept of Egyptian identity has occupied the minds of many Egyptian artists. Mahmoud Mokhtar sought it out in Nahdet Masr while others have explored identity in cinema, such as Shady Abdel Salam in his dream-like masterpiece, The Night of Counting the Years. Gozoor is a newly-established Egyptian company that explores Egyptian culture and identity through clothes and fashion. The project started four years ago when film director and Gozoor founder Mohamed Nassar was making a documentary about what he calls the chaos of clothes in Egypt. I was exploring Egyptian loss of identity and marginalization but the information accumulated and evolved into Gozoor, he said. The company has four components: a fashion school, a fashion show, documentary films, and media services. The fashion shows purpose is to bring Egyptian designers to the forefront that focus on Egyptian identity and heritage, Nassar said.

Gozoor Organization
Address: 131 26th July ST, Cairo, Egypt. Fax: 2025770035 Mob: 201157981216 www.Gozoor.org Email: contact@gozoor.org

Gozoor Organization
Cultural Development

Gozoor believes that the starting point of any society is to know itself, and therefore the company wishes to evaluate and define Egyptian public tastes. Gozoor is organising a fashion week to take place outside Egypt as a promotion of Egyptian culture. Dress is one way culture is expressed. For example, you have two extremes in Egypt such as Niqab and veil and then what we call Shakiras veil, a fusion of western and Wahhabi. This juxtaposition speaks of a nation whose culture cannot be defined in one particular way. As of late, Egyptians have been focusing too much on Arab and Islamic identity but Egyptian is an identity in and of itself. You cannot take one part and leave the other, said Nassar. Nassar adds that there is currently almost no Egyptian fashion and there is no style of clothing that reflects the Egyptian culture. Gozoor also plans on exploring other Arab cultures in the Arab North of Africa. There is much more diversity in places like Tunisia and Morocco than there is in the Arab peninsula so we have chosen to explore this region, Nassar said. Gozoors first workshop of the year is scheduled for February, but the exact date is still to be announced. Our first workshop will be a familiarization with what we aim to do. Since our workshops are free to attend, registration is likely to close up quickly, and we only plan on taking 10-15 people per workshop, Nassar said. Other workshops will include four designers from different parts of the world showing their heritage through fashion and its connection to industry in their countries. Nassar said Gozoor caters to people of all ages and backgrounds: We have flexible hours and all our activities are aimed at teaching culture and spreading cultural awareness. We hope that with time, we will have students and products that reflect our own trends, heritage and identity.

http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/02/03/gozoor-exploring-culture-through-dress/

Gozoor Organization
Address: 131 26th July ST, Cairo, Egypt. Fax: 2025770035 Mob: 201157981216 www.Gozoor.org Email: contact@gozoor.org

Gozoor Organization
Cultural Development

Egypt finds its identity through fashion

From ancient pyramids to catwalk style (picture courtesy of Pages Digital) The elusive concept of Egyptian identity has occupied the minds of many Egyptian artists. Mahmoud Mokhtar sought it out in Nahdet Masr while others have explored identity in cinema, such as Shady Abdel Salam in his dream-like masterpiece, The Night of Counting the Years. Gozoor is a newly-established Egyptian company that explores Egyptian culture and identity through clothes and fashion. The project started four years ago when film director and Gozoor founder Mohamed Nassar was making a documentary about what he calls the chaos of clothes in Egypt. I was exploring Egyptian loss of identity and marginalization but the information accumulated and evolved into Gozoor, he said.

Gozoor Organization
Address: 131 26th July ST, Cairo, Egypt. Fax: 2025770035 Mob: 201157981216 www.Gozoor.org Email: contact@gozoor.org

Gozoor Organization
Cultural Development

The company has four components: a fashion school, a fashion show, documentary films, and media services. The fashion shows purpose is to bring Egyptian designers to the forefront that focus on Egyptian identity and heritage, Nassar said. Gozoor believes that the starting point of any society is to know itself, and therefore the company wishes to evaluate and define Egyptian public tastes. Gozoor is organizing a fashion week to take place outside Egypt as a promotion of Egyptian culture. Dress is one way culture is expressed. For example, you have two extremes in Egypt such as Niqab and veil and then what we call Shakiras veil, a fusion of western and Wahhabi. This juxtaposition speaks of a nation whose culture cannot be defined in one particular way. As of late, Egyptians have been focusing too much on Arab and Islamic identity but Egyptian is an identity in and of itself. You cannot take one part and leave the other, said Nassar. Nassar adds that there is currently almost no Egyptian fashion and there is no style of clothing that reflects the Egyptian culture. Gozoor also plans on exploring other Arab cultures in the Arab North of Africa. There is much more diversity in places like Tunisia and Morocco than there is in the Arab peninsula so we have chosen to explore this region, Nassar said. Gozoors first workshop of the year is scheduled for February, but the exact date is still to be announced. Our first workshop will be a familiarization with what we aim to do. Since our workshops are free to attend, registration is likely to close up quickly, and we only plan on taking 10-15 people per workshop, Nassar said. Other workshops will include four designers from different parts of the world showing their heritage through fashion and its connection to industry in their countries. Nassar said Gozoor caters to people of all ages and backgrounds: We have flexible hours and all our activities are aimed at teaching culture and spreading cultural awareness. We hope that with time, we will have students and products that reflect our own trends, heritage and identity.

Gozoor Organization
Address: 131 26th July ST, Cairo, Egypt. Fax: 2025770035 Mob: 201157981216 www.Gozoor.org Email: contact@gozoor.org

Gozoor Organization
Cultural Development

New Egyptian company explores culture through fashion


Wednesday, 06 February 2013

The Gozoor project started four years ago when movie director, and company founder, Mohamed Nassar made a documentary on what he calls the chaos of clothes in Egypt. (Image courtesy: Gozoor.org)

By AL ARABIYA

Gozoor is a newly-established Egyptian company that explores the countrys identity and culture through fashion, local media reported. Many Egyptian artists have tried to capture the elusive nature of their identity through such mediums as art and cinema, one famous account was Shady Abdel Salams dream-like masterpiece, The Night of Counting the Years.

Gozoor Organization
Address: 131 26th July ST, Cairo, Egypt. Fax: 2025770035 Mob: 201157981216 www.Gozoor.org Email: contact@gozoor.org

Gozoor Organization
Cultural Development

The Gozoor project started four years ago when movie director, and company founder, Mohamed Nassar made a documentary on what he calls the chaos of clothes in Egypt. I was exploring the Egyptian loss of identity and marginalization but the information accumulated and evolved into Gozoor, he said. The company is made up of four components: a fashion school, a fashion show, documentary films, and media services, al-Bawaba reported this week. The fashion shows purpose is to bring Egyptian designers to the forefront that focus on Egyptian identity and heritage, Nassar explained Gozoor is attempting to define the national identity by promoting an acutely Egyptian sense of fashion. The companys mission statement includes the discovery and promotion of contemporary Egyptian fashion through specialists, researchers and university professors to create authentic Egyptian designs. The school is also seeking to discover new talent in Egyptian fashion, and support them through different stages of the industry- study, production and marketing, according to the official website. Gozoor is organizing a fashion week to take place outside Egypt as a promotion of the culture, it is also a bid to open channels to the global market. Dress is one way culture is expressed. For example, you have two extremes in Egypt such as Niqab and veil and then what we call Shakiras veil, a fusion of western and Wahhabi. This juxtaposition speaks of a nation whose culture cannot be defined in one particular way. As of late, Egyptians have been focusing too much on Arab and Islamic identity but Egyptian is an identity in and of itself. You cannot take one part and leave the other, said Nassar, quoted by Daily News Egypt. Nassar states that there is currently no Egyptian fashion scene and there is no style of clothing that distinctly reflects the age-old Egyptian culture. Besides Egypt, Gozoor also plans on exploring other Arab cultures in the countries of North Africa. There is much more diversity in places like Tunisia and Morocco than there is in the Arab p eninsula so we have chosen to explore this region, Nassar said. Gozoors first workshop is scheduled for February, with the exact date still to be announced. Our first workshop will be a familiarization with what we aim to do. Since our workshops are free to attend, registration is likely to close up quickly, and we only plan on taking 10-15 people per workshop, Nassar stated. Planned workshops will showcase the work of four designers, from different parts of the world, and will highlight how their clothes represent their countrys heritage. Gozoor attempts to cater to people of all ages and backgrounds. We have flexible hours and all our activities are aimed at teaching culture and spreading cultural awareness. We hope that with time, we will have students and products that reflect our own trends, heritage and identity, explained the founder. http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2013/02/06/264735.html

Gozoor Organization
Address: 131 26th July ST, Cairo, Egypt. Fax: 2025770035 Mob: 201157981216 www.Gozoor.org Email: contact@gozoor.org

Gozoor Organization
Cultural Development

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Address: 131 26th July ST, Cairo, Egypt. Fax: 2025770035 Mob: 201157981216 www.Gozoor.org Email: contact@gozoor.org

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Gozoor Organization
Address: 131 26th July ST, Cairo, Egypt. Fax: 2025770035 Mob: 201157981216 www.Gozoor.org Email: contact@gozoor.org