Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar), Qatar Foundation and Mall of Qatar will be presenting ‘EDGE’, the University’s 20th Annual Fashion Show, on 27 April from 6 pm to 7 pm at the Ooredoo Stage in the Mall of Qatar.

The show features collections from sophomore, junior, and senior students from VCUarts Qatar, as well as three senior students from the University’s Richmond campus.

The 2019 fashion show is a platform to inform the audience about a group of emerging, young designers who are exploring what fashion design is today and into the future. This event will increase the visibility of diverse design talent and celebrate collaboration.

EDGE Fashion Show VCUarts Qatar

The show is designed to support the vision of a uniquely developing fashion design industry in Qatar and hopes to highlight the potential of the University’s graduates in becoming leaders of that movement.

‘EDGE’ is the university’s 20th annual fashion show. Kimberly Guthrie, the Interim Chair of VCUarts Qatar’s Fashion Design programme said:

The ‘EDGE’ theme is about undefining boundaries to discover new and unique opportunities.’

Stuart Elder, CEO of the Mall of Qatar, said:

We are thrilled to be hosting Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar’s annual fashion show at the iconic Ooredoo stage. It is an honour to showcase the creativity and innovation of the community. Join us to celebrate the talented young designers as their unique creations make their runway debut.’

EDGE Fashion Show VCUarts Qatar

VCUarts Qatar alumna Maryam Al Darwish, who graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design from VCUarts Qatar in 2015, will be the guest designer at the show, where she will present her most recent collection. Her senior collection titled, ‘The Details’ won the W Doha Award. Maryam also won the ‘Emerging Talent Award’ from Grazia Magazine in 2018.

The fashion event is being sponsored by the Mall of Qatar, Salam International, HEYA, and has partnered with Tajmeel Qatar International Beauty Academy, Trinity Talent Qatar, and MARTIANS.

Awards will be presented by Kimberly Guthrie for outstanding university and departmental design and academic achievements.

‘EDGE’ will take place on April 27 at the Ooredoo Stage at Mall of Qatar, from 6 pm to 7 pm.

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