Quoz Arts Festival

Boy, what a week!

Textile fair, London College of Fashion “The Art of Dress” Exhibition at A4 Space, kick off of the racing season at Meydan,  Iris van Herpen at The cARTel, opening of Pacha Ibiza Dubai and last but not least the Quoz Arts Festival.

The latter is on today until 10pm in the Al Serkal Avenue in Al Quoz and is a nice buzz with streetart happenings, alternative food stalls and special events at most of the galleries. And the weather is perfect now!

It was nice to head down there for an hour, meet people, see the creative happenings and feel the buzz of Dubai’s up and coming culture. Well done, Dubai! You are getting there in the end 😉

So – I feel inspired! Have a creative week ahead peeps.

CJx

Iris van Herpen

On Thursday night I was lucky enough to be invited to the private preview of the exhibition of selected pieces of Iris van Herpen. It was held at The cARTel, a very cool space and fashion gallery in Al Serkal Avenue in Al Quoz.

The artist was there herself and you were able to get upclose and personal with her and some of her clothes cum art. Revolutionary! The curator compared her to Coco Chanel 🙂

One of the dresses – or piecesd – was worn by Lady Gaga. It was just amazing to see what happens if you push boundaries. Plus Iris Van Herpen seemed really shy and sweet. So no need to be all outrageous and out there to be creative as you might think these days following the latest fashion news and Instagram’s.

Head down the The Cartel until the 12th November, check Iris’ website, Youtube some of her shows andprepare to be amazed. 

CJx

 

Lucky me and Iris Van Herpen@The cARTel
Lucky me and Iris Van Herpen@The cARTel

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Dubai International Textile Fair

Indian embroidery@Dubai International Textile Fair Noc 14
Indian embroidery@Dubai International Textile Fair Nov 14

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@International Textile Fair
@International Textile Fair
Elie Daab, Swaroski and me
Elie Saab, Swarowski and me

After my recent travels to Jaipur and Hongkong it was hard for me to come back to reality to the, well, limited fabric choices in Satwa. It’s not that you don’t find nice fabrics in Dubai, but you just find a wider range of nicer fabrics elsewhere.

So you can imagine my excitement when I heard that th International Textile Fair is coming back to Dubai after a long silence.

It was a small exhibition at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, just one hall, but the quality of exhibitors was really good. Interesting fabrics, weavers, embroiderers, laser cutters etc etc hailed from mainly Italy, France and India to sell fabrics to the creatives in the UAE.

I have collected a lot of interesting contacts, some companies even have representations in Dubai. If you are interested please feel free to email me and I am happy tp share somedetails. You will be happy to hear that some work with small minimum orders.

I am posting some pics of some of the amazingly colourful options I found. Oh, and of course not to forget amazing Swarovski and its infinite sparkle options and their Elie Saab exhibit!

CJx