Posted on March 24, 2018

Following his successful Doha debut at Shop Qatar’s International Fashion Show in January, award-winning Spanish fashion designer, Alejandro Resta, stunned fashion connoisseurs at the opening of the first-ever Spring/Summer Fashion Festival at Mall of Qatar (MoQ) last night.

Resta showcased 10 looks comprising demi-couture designs celebrating spring and summer with their delicate floral designs exuding the feel of the seasons. “We welcome everyone to the opening of Mall of Qatar’s first-ever Spring/Summer Fashion Festival.  Tonight we are hosting Alejandro Resta, an amazing fashion designer from Spain because we want to create an international feel to this festival,” Patrick Hage-Chahine, PR and Events Manager at MoQ told local media at the launch event.

The mall is hosting three fashion shows per day dedicated to women’s, men’s, and children’s collections along with a variety of interactive and fashion focused activities. “For over ten days, we will have three daily fashion shows from more than 20 of our brands as well as international designers. The idea is to showcase Spring/Summer collection to our visitors,” he said. The fashion shows will display some of the visitors’ favourite brands at Mall of Qatar and exquisite Spring/Summer collections from international designers such as Ali Al Khechen and Nizar Roumani from Lebanon; Alejandro Resta and Daniel Oporto of Los Angeles as well as Qatar-based Qlabel.

There will also be other activities running alongside the fashion shows until March 31 in different rotundas including a kids’ mini catwalk, a make-up tutorial booth, and womenswear, menswear, and children’s clothing displays throughout the mall. On the choice of Resta to open the festival, Hage-Chahine said “He is talented and young, and we want to support young rising talents.” Resta was one of the famous international designers whose designs featured at a fashion show which served as a highlight of the second edition of the month-long Shop Qatar presented by Qatar Tourism Authority.

In his Doha debut, Resta presented 15 of his designs from his ‘Candy’ collection inspired by his late grandmother whom he considered a great influence to him getting into the world of fashion. Earlier, Resta revealed plans of launching a Spanish-style collection of abayas, which have made a good and lasting impression on him, as well as opening a boutique in Doha, where he has a growing client base. Apart from Resta, last night’s show also featured stunning collections by Sacoor Brothers and Qlabel. Vero Moda, River Island, Riva, Giordano, Bugatti, Levi’s, TopShop and Armani Exchange are some of the other brands which will take to the runway at the upcoming shows at the festival.

source: The Peninsula