For the first time in Qatar, fashion enthusiasts can now gather at the Design District launched by Shop Qatar. Located at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC). It brings forward a dynamic setup of local and international pop-up concepts that consist of fashion boutiques, cosmetics, cafes, makeup masterclasses and workshops.
The Design District is the ideal hub for fashionistas to unite, as 20 international designers from countries such as France, India, Oman and Lebanon are presenting their designs on the runaway. There will be 3 fashion shows running daily throughout the 8 days of the event and live entertainment for visitors to enjoy. Fashion panels will also be held to discuss the prominent trends in the industry followed by Q&A’s with the guest speaker. Visitors can also learn all about the evolving beauty trends by attending the masterclasses and workshops that are hosted by 12 reputable makeup artists and influencers.
Alongside the field of Fashion, the District will also bring in artistic concepts from local artists that contributes to the thriving art scene in Qatar. The installation ‘Fashion Meets Art’ by Qatari artist Fahad Al Obaidly is a must visit as it is an interactive experience where visitors can learn how artistic expressions and conceptual themes complement the world of Fashion. The installation is in collaboration with The Closet Qatar, where stunning gowns from Christian Siriano and Mark Bumgarner are surrounded by the artwork.
In line with the 2019 Qatar-India Year of Culture, the Design District will significantly focus on the Indian culture. The event will bring forward highly-acclaimed Indian fashion designers such as Tarun Tahiliani, Namrata Joshipura and Raghavendra Rathore who have created an outstanding display on the runaway. Also, not to be missed – Bollywood singer Arjit Singh will take the stage and perform on the 18th of January at DECC.
The Design District will be running until the 12th of January – visit shopqatar.qa to find out more information and for purchasing tickets.