W Doha Hotel & Residences Presents Fashion Forward // NYC with Rivaage Boutique Dubai
Celebration of New York Fashion Week S/S 2013 featuring celebrated New York designers
Doha, Qatar (18 February 2013) – Recently The W Doha Hotel & Residences celebrated the close of New York Fashion Week S/S 2013 with a Fashion Happening hosted in the sophisticated décor of its cutting edge 300-square-meter E-WOW suite. Dubai’s multi-brand store Rivaage Boutique showcased an exclusive handpicked collection, consisting entirely of New York based designers: Vera Wang, Bagley Mischka and Judith Leiber. The concept of the show was inspired by a female expression of love, happiness, freedom and independence.
W Doha is known for presenting what’s new/next in the world of fashion, music and design and this Fashion Forward collaboration with Rivaage Boutique Dubai underlined this passion in signature style.
An exclusive mix of fashionistas and trendsetters attended the event from Doha and the GCC who enjoyed the contemporary, ultra-stylish and panoramic sea views in the E-WOW Suite whilst taking in the sounds from W Doha’s Resident DJ and sipping W Doha’s signature mocktails. The Suite set the scene for the stylish and glamorous show, curated by Rohini Gehani, owner of Rivaage Boutique, which comprised the very finest of New York’s fashion scene. Also included in the presentation was UAE local designer Meher & Riddhima, who regularly shows at NYC Fashion Week.
W Doha Hotel & Residences General Manager Safak Guvenc commented: “This is the first fashion happening of the year. Fashion is one of our passion points and we were enormously happy to see internationally renowned US brands presented within the hotel, especially as W was born in NYC itself. Fashion is a theme that continuously enables us to support the best of established and up-and-coming fashion designer and brands in Qatar and beyond."
About W Doha Hotel & Residences
Casual glamour meets urban energy at W Doha Hotel & Residences. Find insider access to the hottest shopping, buzzing nightlife and full array of restaurants and lounges located in the hotel. W Doha features 441 rooms and suites each with iconic design. Experience creative cuisine at Spice Market and Market by chef Jean-Georges or try the W Café for mouth-watering snacks or re-energise at the BLISS® Spa, the WET poolside deck or SWEAT®, the state-of-the-art fitness facility. Finally, get some business done and connect with the world in the Wired Business Centre or meeting rooms. Should guests need to leave the hotel, they can discover historical culture at the Museum of Islamic Arts in the Corniche, or take in the sounds and spices of Souq Waqif, both only minutes away from W Doha, with the help of the hotel’s own W Insiders. Too much choice? Rest assured the W brand’s signature Whatever/Whenever service philosophy, will be able to offer you whatever you want – day or night!
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About Rivaage Boutique
Located in Jumeirah’s all new Sunset Mall on the Beach Road and also Dubai Mall, Rivaage Boutique is one of the Middle East’s most renowned multi-brand womenswear stores, showcasing a hand-picked selection of the most exciting up and coming designers matched with heavyweight brands from around the world. Rivaage Boutique is the vision of Rohini Gehani, who has many years of fashion retail and events experience to her name, and is fast building a reputation as one of the UAE’s leading fashionista’s.
Rivaage Boutique offers a distinct multi-sensory journey, based around the concept of an enchanted palace within a forest. Clients are able to browse through a selection of exquisite pieces transitioning from day to night, comprising a designer edit that reads like a ‘who’s who’ of the most notable designers on the international stage, including Jay Ahr, Tucker, Whit, Judith Leiber and Georges Chakra. Such names sit alongside a carefully considered selection of accessories from Laykh, Jake & Gigi and Edmundo Castillo, exclusive beauty products such as Cinq Mondes from Paris, exquisite and rare jewellery finds including the popular By Sophie label and Hassan El Odeh, and everyday staples such as that elusive perfect white tee.