Emirati Designers Return from Exclusive Fashion Excursion to Paris Organised by Dubai Ladies Club

Published November 18th, 2009 - 09:08 GMT

Dubai Ladies Club, a member of Dubai Women Establishment, organised an exclusive fashion extravaganza trip to Paris for the three Emirati winners of the Oriental Red Carpet Emerging Designer Contest 2009. On 15th November, 2009 the three lucky designers flew to Paris for an all-expense-paid excursion to Paris’s fashion attractions. The agenda included visits to fashion emporiums & museums as well as special behind-the-scene visit and exclusive tour of Louis Vuitton’s historical workshops and its Espace Culturel.
Muna Bin Kalli, Executive Director of Dubai Ladies Club commented: “We are pleased to be able to offer the three Emirati designers with the unique opportunity to travel to the fashion capital of the world – Paris. Through this initiative we aim to give the young Emirati designers valuable exposure to learn about the international fashion scene and use that new found knowledge to expand their businesses in the UAE, which is a promise we take on our shoulders as a support to the young and dynamic local entrepreneurs and we are proud to support the fashion leaders of the future."
In Paris, the Emirati designers had the rare opportunity visit to Louis Vuitton’s historical workshop in Asnières, where the designers witnessed craftsmen hand-making Louis Vuitton luxury leather and travel goods, followed by a trip to the Maison des Champs Elysee to preview Louis Vuitton’s latest collection. The day concluded at Louis Vuitton’s Espace Culturel.
During their stay in Paris, ladies also visited Musée de la Mode et du Costume de Paris, dedicated to the history of Fashion from the 18th century to present; the Musée de la Mode et du textile, museum of fashion and textiles located in the Louvre and Tout a Loisir, speciality store for Parisian handicrafts frequented by professional designers of elegant accessories.

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