Schedule for the Art of Dress and Creative Circle event, 2 – 4 November, Dubai

Schedule for the Art of Dress Exhibition and Creative Circle Symposium

A4 Space by Alserkal Avenue
Warehouse #4, Street 8
Al Quoz 1, Dubai

Sunday 2 November
Private Viewing of the Art of Dress Exhibition
7 – 9.30PM
By invitation only

Monday 3 November
Creative Circle Symposium
Panel discussions followed by Q&A
10am – 6PM
By invitation only

11:00AM – Fashion Economy in the Consumer and Technology Driven Market
Chaired by Professor Frances Corner, Head of London College of Fashion, and with participants Araz Fazeli, Blogger and Fashion Designer, The Tehran Times, Asil Attar, CEO, Lead Associates, Ayesha Mustafa, Founder, Fashion ComPassion, Bong Guerrero, Founder & CEO, Fashion Forward

12.30PM Lunch

2.00PM – Fashion and Faith and the Role of Women within the Creation of Fashion
Chaired by Reina Lewis, Artscom Centenary Professor of Cultural Studies, London College of Fashion, with participants Effa Al Dabbagh, Founder and Designer, Effa Fashion, Ritu Uphadyay, Middle East correspondent, Women’s Wear Daily, Rabia Zargarpur, Creative Director and Founder, Rabia Z.  and Soniya Kirpalani, Cultural Activist and Film Director, DoBuy

3:30PM Break

4.00PM – The Future for Fashion, Art and Design Education in the Middle East
Chaired by Professor Frances Corner, Head of London College of Fashion, with participants Nez Gebreel, CEO, Dubai Design and Fashion Council, Mohammed Khafagi, Director, SAWA Fashion School (TownHouse, Cairo), Omar Joseph Nasser-Khoury, Birzeit University Museum / Design in Context Program, Palestine, and Tala Hajjar, co-founder of STARCH Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon.

Closing remarks with Nez Gebreel,  Professor Frances Corner and Nina Mahdavi

6.00PM End of Symposium

3 – 4 November
10AM – 7PM
Art of Dress exhibition continues
Open to the public

The Art of Dress is under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, and with support from the British Council. The cultural partner of Art of Dress and Creative Circle is A4 Space by Alserkal Avenue.

Visit London College of Fashion to learn more about Art of Dress.
A complete list of speakers and their biographies can be accessed here.

Press and your visit to A4 Space
For press, please contact Elisabetta Pisu (communications@caspianartsfoundation.com) or Lynsey Fox (l.fox@fashion.arts.ac.uk).
If you are a school or visiting student, contact Ellen Kapanadze (ellen@caspianrtsfoundation.com) to make necessary arrangements.
Please note that this event will be recorded for viewing on websites and marketing purposes after the event.


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