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Young 'Made in UAE' designers celebrate graduation

Jul '10
Dubai's Wafi Mall hosted the emirate's biggest-ever private fashion show (Tuesday, June 29, 2010), with 150 models strutting the creative designs of French Fashion University Esmod – Dubai's local and international students to an audience of more than 1,000 people. The fashion show served as the highlight of the graduation ceremony of the University's 'Made in UAE' designers.

The event featured the collections of students receiving the Esmod French Diploma equivalent to a University BA Degree accredited in France by CNCP and Esmod International Fashion University Group. The young designers are Esmod Dubai second 'Made in UAE' batch of graduates.

A panel of prominent fashion figures judged the mix of international collections and oriental-style fashion in a major logistical undertaking that involved 150 models, 108 dresses, 26 make-up artists, 10 hairdressers and a 25-metre runway. They assessed how effectively three years of studies and creative development were translated to the stage. Judges included Patrick Lavoix, former Art Director - Maison DIOR Paris; Mary NINO, Esmod Paris President Representative; Milena De Liechenstein, Haute Couture Director, Maison Scherrer Paris; Khulood Bin Thani, Contributing Editor – HellwaFashion.com; and Claudine Degryse, Fashion Design Program Coordinator- Esmod International. Alain Azouaou, the French Ambassador to the UAE, attended as a special guest.

The best graduating designers were honoured during the awards ceremony. In the Ready To Wear category, Monia Manel Kahoul (Canada) won the Pattern Making Award and Aanchal Jaggi (India) won the Fashion Design Award. In the Haute Couture – New Couture category, Olga Nurek (Russia) won the Pattern Making Award while Rima Zanoun (Canada) won the Fashion Design Award. In the Stage and Movie Costume category, Elmira Borubaeva (Kyrgyzstan) won the Pattern Making Award and the Fashion Design Award. Olga Nurek also bagged the Jury Award.

Other graduating students were Madeyya Saif Almazroei (UAE), Karam Mouelhi (Tunisia), Marina Qureshi (UK), Adele El Helou (Lebanon), Romy-Lee Ferreira (South Africa), Angkana Pinichkusolchit (Thailand) Anaam Baig (India), Despoina Tounta (Greece), Firras Alwahabi (Australia).

Dr. Ayoub Kasim, Managing Director, Education Cluster TECOM Investments, said, “I would like to congratulate the graduating batch of our academic partners, French Fashion University Esmod - Dubai. We are confident that the students will go on to carve a name for themselves as they embark on their respective careers in this industry, which offers plenty of opportunities for people with the right talent and skills. Dubai International Academic City caters to a wide spectrum of educational needs, including fashion education, which is part of our efforts to help address diverse industry needs and give young people the necessary skills and platform to shape their future. We are supported in this mission by institutions suchas Esmod that play a key role in grooming a well-informed talent pool for the region's fashion industry.”

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