Shop Qatar 2021’s Design Week kicked off on Sunday, 3 October at the Doha Design District in Msheireb Downtown. Running until 9 October, Shop Qatar is hosting a series of fashion and cultural events including design workshops and a meet & greet with renowned Indian American designer Naeem Khan. In addition, there are over 30 pop-up shops at the Doha Design District by local designers, entrepreneurs as well as food and beverage outlets. The opening ceremony featured a pink-themed fashion roaming show, in collaboration with Instudio, to raise awareness of breast cancer awareness month.
Berthold Trenkel from Qatar Tourism said:
“Shop Qatar is one of the country’s most important retail and fashion festivals, inspiring across design disciplines in Qatar. Through events such as this, we are able to showcase Qatar and its offerings to newer audiences. This year, our partnership with Doha Design District enables us to leverage this superb platform, and enable the sharing of the latest industry trends, with design workshops allowing aspiring artists and entrepreneurs to learn authentic craftsmanship.”
Eng. Ali Al Kuwari, Acting CEO, Msheireb Properties said:
“We are thrilled to host the Design Week in Doha Design District, the art and creativity hub at Msheireb Downtown Doha. It is part of our mission to promote the art and creativity scene in Qatar, offer a creative space for designers and artists to display their latest collections. Visitors are welcomed for a whole week to enjoy the event and the workshops which enrich their knowledge and experience”.
Over 20 local entrepreneurs will have pop-up shops at Doha Design District between 3-9 October. Local artists and designers will be able to exhibit their work, building new client bases.
UK-based consignment store for sneakers and streetwear ‘Presented By’ will also have a pop-up shop, where patrons can customize purchases.
Visitors will be able to refuel at various food and beverage pop-up shops.
The final week of Shop Qatar 2021 will feature several design workshops for local talent. Seven workshops will be held at Doha Design District, hosted in collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU-Q) and other partners. Registration to reserve seats and payment (if required) can be made through the Virgin Megastore. The number of participants will also be limited in adherence to the guidelines of MoPH.
Doha Design District will host a private viewing of the exclusive collection by Indian American fashion designer Naeem Khan, held on 8 October between 4 pm and 6 pm. (Reservations can be made through this number: 44335588)
There are a number of fashion activations by international designers, as part of Shop Qatar 2021. Bollywood designer Manish Malhotra held three trunk shows at the Mondrian Hotel from 28-30 September 2021. Celebrity designer Naeem Khan will show his designs at Lagoona Mall on Thursday, 7 October at 7 pm.
Msheireb Downtown Doha is Qatar’s first sustainable district in the heart of the city. Several venues within Msheireb Downtown are participating in Shop Qatar this year, offering residents and visitors unique experiences.
Source: Qatar Tourism Press Release
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