Posted 29th of January 2018

Shop Qatar’s International Week takes residents & visitors on a tour around the world

Source - Qatar Tourism Authority

In a colourful celebration of the World’s diverse cultures, the third week of Shop Qatar (January 21- 27) took Qatar’s residents and visitors on a tour around the world. The week’s events included a line-up of unique fashion-forward events and activities at malls that sampled the arts and crafts from countries as far as Russia, the USA, Malaysia and Morocco.

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 they 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 off as Mexico in the West to the Philippines in the East. In a true celebration of international fashion, twelve designers from eight different 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, prêt-à-porter and couture designs.

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 the ladies at a make-up class in the Ritz-Carlton. The LA-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 much more.

To find out more, visit and follow the dedicated Shop Qatar social media accounts on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.