The Fashion Design Department at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar) is hosting the third annual ‘Fashion Rush’ on Wednesday, 13 February from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Atrium at VCUQatar. The event is open to the public.

VCUQ Fashion Rush

The annual ‘Fashion Rush’ is an informal gathering of fashion designers and boutiques, students, potential students and people interested in the fashion industry in Qatar. It is devoted to providing access to the fashion world to VCUQatar’s students while also allowing guests to expand and connect with the nation’s key fashion players in the industry. During the three-hour event experts representing all facets of the industry, including merchandising, marketing and buying speak about their experiences in the industry. This is followed by an open discussion and a Q&A session with the former answering questions about the industry and offering career advice to students.

This year, the Fashion Design department is also hosting renowned New York-based visual artist, producer, and photo editor Liz Brown, who will speak to the gathering about her association with the fashion world as a photographer. Brown will also work with fashion and graphic design students in a two-day workshop following the event.

Dresses made from recycled Megamart plastic bags by freshman students will be on display at the event and Common Thread vendors will showcase and sell new collections. Common Thread is a traveling trunk show that supports local artists and designers by providing them a platform to display and sell their products.

WHAT: VCUQatar’s third annual Fashion Rush

WHEN: Today, Wednesday, 13 February from 5 pm to 8 pm

WHERE: VCUQatar’s Atrium

For more information, call 4402 0555 or visit VCUQatar’s website