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Fashion Show 2011

posted 24 May 2011, 05:04 by Unknown user   [ updated 24 May 2011, 05:32 ]

The British Embassy has hosted a prestigious charity fashion show featuring some of the biggest names in contemporary British design. The event took place on May 6 and was organized by the British Business Forum and the British Ladies’ Society. The venue was the historic residence and gardens of the British Ambassador, His Excellency Frank Baker and Mrs. Maria Pilar Fernandez Baker, who is also patron of the British Ladies Society. The show was a sell-out success, but also had a serious purpose as a major fund-raiser for the Bayt Abdullah children’s hospice in Kuwait, and the UK charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Fashion Show


The show got off to a spectacular start with a selection of designs from the Karen Millen Spring collection. The range was characteristically bright and innovative, but with a style which would look good anywhere. Karen Millen’s creations are presented in Kuwait by the highly respected local company D&H International.

The models were all residents of Kuwait, and brought a fresh but highly professional look to the catwalk. The charitable cause was taken up by Cutting Edge, which provided a team of hair stylists, with the makeovers given by local beautician Shery. The production was conceived and choreographed by Varsha Dawes, who also modeled some of the top designs. The ‘show stopper’ Palak Agrawal Nagi, brought dazzling panache to the catwalk with some spectacular interpretations of each of the designers presented.

The men were not left out of the occasion, and male models displayed an array of fashions generously donated by Al Shaya franchises including Top Man and Next. The catwalk also featured local designer Shashika, who presented a range of distinctive designs including a stunning white wedding dress in celebration of the recent royal wedding.

The British theme resumed with Jaeger, which fused the classic tradition with an eye-catching contemporary twist.

The show came to a triumphant conclusion with stunning creations from two of Britain’s biggest names in haute couture – Alice Temperley and Matthew Williamson. Both brands, presented in Kuwait by the Al-Othman group, combined to create a brilliant finale to the show.

A host of sponsors, led by SNR Denton, Kuwait’s leading international law firm, added generously to the charitable cause, making the evening not only a spectacular fashion experience, but a great contribution to some very deserving causes.

Many thanks to our Fashion Show Sponsors