Doha College is set to present “Style Aid”, a charitable fashion show, at The Pearl-Qatar this week where students will model the latest styles as well as their own designs to raise money for the Qatar Orphan Foundation (Dhreima) and SOS Children’s Villages.
Student designers will see their work presented to an audience including local designers Hissa al-Mannai and Amal al-Mutawa, who will judge their work.
The winner will be awarded a QR1,000 Virgin Megastores voucher to be presented by Qtel’s Virgin Mobile Service.
Students will also model some of the latest designs from Next’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection, and the evening will feature live musical entertainment and catering by Katara, a spokesperson said.
The event was borne out of oversubscription to an after-school activity entitled “Passion for Fashion”, which attracted some 120 students keen to develop their talents for design, photography, styling, PR and much more.
The students then put together the initiative with support from the school, and the Doha College Charities Committee chose Dhreima as the recipient of proceeds from the event.
“In essence, this event is about children helping other children in need, through fashion, hence the name ‘Style Aid’ was chosen,” a school representative explained.
Event co-ordinator and mathematics teacher Samantha White expressed her excitement at the inaugural event and its part in the school’s thirtieth anniversary celebrations.
“We are fortunate to be able to put together an event like this in Qatar, where local companies are so willing to support and come together to help students express their talents,” she said.
The companies include Quest Plus Company, Qtel’s Virgin Mobile Service, UDC, VIK Uniforms, W Doha and Marks and Spencer, whilst Tajmeel (Qatar International Beauty Academy) will style the models for the evening.
Tickets cost QR50, with all proceeds going to charity. For information on the tickets, send e-mail to [email protected]
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