Cultural Village Foundation – Katara is hosting a fashion show and exhibition starting this weekend, featuring sixteen talented local and regional designers from Qatar and across the Middle East.  

The Katara Fashion Show, which is to be held at the Opera House is titled Elegance Inspired by Authenticity and will run until 4 December.

Passion for Fashion

The event is unique and reflects the Qatari women’s passion for heritage and originality and their innovative modern designs. At least 16 fashion designers from Qatar and different Arab countries are participating in the fashion show. Each night of the fashion event is dedicated to designs that blend the spirit of the past and the present with innovative modern touches. Four Gulf designers are also participating in each of these nights.

Highlights of the Katara Fashion Show

  • The first night is a review of four collections of luxurious fashion inspired by the marine environment. Featured designers include Amal Al Raisi (Oman), Sarah Al Ansari (Qatar), Iman Ahmed (UAE), Al Anoud Jassim (Qatar).
  • The second night features the show ‘Al Qumra’, inspired by the Bedouin culture and will highlight the desert Bedouin inscriptions.
  • The third night features ‘The Kindergarten’, inspired by flowers and plants of the Qatari environment and reflects the rainy spring weather in the Gulf.
  • The fourth night features the show ‘The Bride’, characterised by a distinctive and charming character, and shows costumes inspired by a night of henna.

World Cup events

Katara’s activities accompanying the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ are attracting thousands of visitors, tourists and residents alike, of different nationalities and age groups. They came to see and join the entertainment that takes them to the world of culture, arts and heritage through activities and various exciting and interesting shows and events.

The Katara Traditional Dhow Festival is also witnessing visits by a number of state guests and dignitaries – their most recent visitor is the Second Vice President of the Republic of Costa Rica and Minister of Sports, HE Mary Munive Angermuller. Katara Director-General HE Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti accompanied her on a tour of the festival and gave her a commemorative shield on the occasion of her visit.

The festival is also witnessing an increasing turnout of World Cup fans.

Al Mahamil, who was among the many fans who visited Katara recently, said he got to learn about the old life in Qatar. He said he is thinking of visiting Qatar again with friends because the people here are very nice, contrary to what he’s heard before he came here.

Veronique from France said she is visiting the country for the first time and is amazed by the sports facilities and by the nature of the people, whom she said are all very friendly and generous.

BJ from England said the weather is pleasant and beautiful. He came to Qatar to watch the matches of the England national team but will return with his family next month. He praised the beauty of Katara Cultural Village.

William from the US said he is very impressed with the organisation, arrangement and diversity of events and places. He said Katara is beautiful, attractive and magical.

Cho, a social media influencer from South Korea, said the nature here is different from their country – new, interesting and fun.

Christina from Brazil also expressed happiness at attending the World Cup. She said she was very impressed with the marine jewellery and has bought many gifts for friends and family.

As for Jose Torrio from Mexico, he said he was very impressed with the cultural diversity in Katara.

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