The third week of Shop Qatar, from January 21 to January 27, took Qatar’s residents and visitors on a tour around the world, featuring a colourful celebration of the world’s diverse cultures.
The week offered an array of fashion-forward events and activities at malls, featuring arts and crafts from countries such as Russia, the US, Malaysia and Morocco, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) said in a statement.
The week kicked off with a three-day certified fashion course by Spain’s Alejandro Resta where 23 students learned the ins and outs of fashion design. Together, QTA noted that participants explored creating unique shapes and silhouettes, and how to develop ideas from the first sketch to the final piece.
Later in the week, the festival’s third and final fashion show brought an international line-up of fashion creations from as far as Mexico in the West to the Philippines in the East.
In a true celebration of international fashion, 12 designers from eight countries shared the runway to showcase their Spring/Summer 2018 collections. The designers included Kuwait’s Thaher Baqir and Lebanon’s Fouad Sarkis and the jewel in the show’s crown was a guest appearance by Pakistani superstar Imran Abbas in one of Maria B’s creations.
The display of over 120 looks included menswear, bridal, pret-a-porter and couture designs.
On Thursday, the American award-winning pop duo, The Chainsmokers, performed their latest hits at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC). The performance in Qatar, organised by the Social Studio, marked the beginning of their 2018 tour.
On Saturday, one of Hollywood celebrities’ favourite make-up artists, Joyce Bonelli, came to Doha for the first time to share her tips and tricks in beauty and makeup with women at a make-up class in The Ritz-Carlton.
Bonellie, a Los Angeles-based makeup artist and mogul, is most famously known as the mastermind behind every Kardashian’s signature cat eye and high-gloss cheekbone for over a decade.
In addition, malls participating in Shop Qatar also hosted a variety of international handicraft activities inviting mall-goers to create their own Malaysian kites, Russian embroidery and more.
More raffle winners ahead of grand finale on Feb 8
The third of the festival’s four raffle draws was held at Tawar Mall and 15 winners walked away with two BMW cars and QR500,000 in cash prizes.
The winners of QR10,000 cash prizes in the second week’s raffle draw are Saed Luseif, Jathro Lanco, Ismail Parambaih and Ahmad Zyada, while winners in the QR20,000 and QR30,000 prize categories are Krishna Bahadur and Bilal Saade, respectively.
Ivory Abratigue, Joan Valenano, Khalil Ummer and Saed Luseif each won QR40,000 while the QR50,000 cash prize went to Sathuo Vallanchira, and both Abdurrob Mollakutimia and Pradeep Suvarna won the QR100,000 prizes.
The BMW 520i prize went to Noura al-Sulaite and the winner of the grand prize, a BMW 730 Li, was JCJ.
Visitors and residents still have a chance to win by shopping or dining at any of the festival’s 13 mall partners.
The final draw will be held at the festival’s closing ceremony on February 8 at Doha Festival City’s Centre Court and feature a special open performance by Lebanese singer Ramy Ayach.
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