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W Doha Hotel & Residences showcased the collection of VCUQ & W Doha Fashion Award winner Maryam Al Darwish on Tuesday 2 June 2015 at the Living Room.

Now on its fifth year, the partnership provides the winner of the most coveted title a platform to present his/her designs to the W Doha’s VIPs and guests, which eventually opens up bigger opportunities for the fresh graduate in the future.

Safak Guvenc, Area Manager of Qatar and General Manager for W Doha Hotel & Residences, who was part of the panel of judges that decided the winner, said:

The pool of talent we have in Qatar is truly impressive. Our partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar has been strong for five years now and we are one in their pursuit to developing and encouraging talents to bring out the best that they can offer.’

As part of W Doha’s commitment to supporting emerging local talents across arts, fashion and music, Maryam Al-Darwish, a recent Fashion Design graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar), presented her senior collection, titled Details, along with her first independent Ramadan collection.

Both collections included beautiful patterned fabric with the finest finishings and trimmings. The collection, Details, embodies Maryam’s design philosophy and mixed oversized abstract floral prints with solids, and experimented with volume and unusual, edgy cuts. The Ramadan collection envisioned edgy designs, colors, embroidery, and silhouettes for the upcoming Ramadan.