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Zwara Second Edition: Doha Dreams Pop-up Exhibition

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Seven local creatives are inspired by the recent exhibition Christian Dior Designer of Dreams.

Zwara is a fluid programme that seeks to spark creativity and collaboration against the backdrop of Qatar’s creative landscape. Held yearly, it’s an invitation for creatives to explore exhibitions, archives and collections and then respond to a design brief, showcasing the importance of storytelling and experimentation in design.

For this second edition, the participating designers were invited to explore the themes, culture and moments featured in the recent exhibition Christian Dior Designer of Dreams. Each designer was then tasked with reimagining the luxury and aesthetics reflected in Dior’s work through their own lens.

Zwara's Second Edition: "Doha Dreams" presents the reimagined designs and creation featuring seven local creatives:

  • Mashael Al-Naimi
  • Layla Al-Ansari
  • Haytham Sharrouf
  • Maryam Al-Majid
  • Aliya Al-Obaidly
  • Nada Al-Sulaiti
  • Muna Saad

"We are excited to see ways in which our designers have been inspired by iconic names such as Christian Dior, while blending their own designs inspired by local culture. We are happy to inspire thought and innovation among our talent and shine the spotlight on the caliber of their craftsmanship."

Maha Al Sulaiti, Director of M7

Henna Fabric

Zwara Program Designer Mashael Al-Naimi's Design in Progress. Photo by Ghada Al Mawlawi

Palm leaves weaving

Zwara Program Designer Layla Al-Ansari's Design in Progress. Photo by Ghada Al Mawlawi

Decorating fabric with ink

Zwara Program Designer Haytham Sharrouf's Design in Progress. Photo by Ghada Al Mawlawi

Sketches and moodboard

Zwara Program Designer Maryam Al-Majid's Design in Progress. Photo by Ghada Al Mawlawi

Designer sketching a gown

Zwara Program Designer Aliya Al Obaidly's Design in Progress. Photo by Ghada Al Mawlawi

Jewelry making

Zwara Program Designer Nada Al Sulaiti's Design in Progress. Photo by Ghada Al Mawlawi

Ropes

Zwara Program Designer Muna Saad's Design in Progress. Photo by Ghada Al Mawlawi

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