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Modest Fashion Week
Sadaf Pappy
By Sadaf Pappy
on April 18, 2019

Modest Fashion Week show took place on March 7 at  Emerald Palace Kempinski. It was my first experience designing a dress for such a big fashion show. Although it was a stressful and challenging experience, the stress came with excitement and fun. I have designed 3 Abayas for the show.  Models...

Dior Workshop with Karen Wazen
Aysha Nadirsha
By Aysha Nadirsha
on April 2, 2019

On March 5th 2019, the students of CFD got an amazing opportunity to be a part of the Dior opening pop up shop in Dubai mall. We could not hold our excitement as the special guest of the event was one of the most influential fashion blogger, Karen Wazen Bakhazi. As we reached the venue, we...

Student Profile Alaa El Gharably
Alaa El Gharably
By Alaa El Gharably
on April 18, 2019

 Art & design have always attracted my sight, and I have been interested in these aspects all the time. So, why fashion? Because its all about art and design combined. What I love the most about studying fashion is that I get to learn about not only fashion, but other sides of the industry as...

Spinney's Reusable Bag Competition
Zinah Ahmad Zafeer Issa
By Zinah Ahmad Zafeer Issa
on April 18, 2019

The Spinney's competition is an opportunity where students will be able to showcase their creative side by creating designs for the well-known supermarket Spinneys. Students were requested to create fresh and innovative designs for Spinney's reusable bags. The main theme for the contest was all...

Interview with Sheika Hend Faisal Al Qassemi

“Fashion embraced me and gave me wings’’

Sheikha Hend is a highly accomplished fashion designer, published journalist, bestselling author, editor in chief of Velvet magazine, and advisor of CFD as well as a recipient of an array of sterling accomplishments! I had the privilege and opportunity to...

CFD at Modest Fashion Week
Nikhil Thawani
By Nikhil Thawani
on April 23, 2019

Students showcased their designs on the runway during Modest Fashion Week Congratulations to Alaa El Gharably, Mehrsa Farzan, Latifa Al Hajri and Sadaf Pappy! #CFDSquad 

Sheikha Hend Faisal Al Qassemi
Nikhil Thawani
By Nikhil Thawani
on April 18, 2019

Sheikha Hend Faisal Al Qassemi is an Emirati businesswoman, born in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.  She Studied Architecture at the American University of Sharjah, Project Management at University of Manchester for information, science and Technology. She is also a board member of the College of...

Orientation Day
Nikhil Thawani
By Nikhil Thawani
on April 18, 2019

By Hanean Abdollah Baoom

On Orientation Day we had different activities, met the students and met with the faculty staff, which made us feel welcome, just as we are one family of the activities we meet with Christina Potter Managing Partner at "Voeux UAE" And Alison Tay Editor-In-Chief of Grazia...

How Fashion effecting on the Culture of the Abayas in UAE
Nikhil Thawani
By Nikhil Thawani
on June 25, 2019

By Mariam M. Al Harmoodi

The Emirati Abayas is our national Dress, part of our culture and how fashion affected this culture. It's a piece of black fabric that most of the Muslims women wear over an outfit as a way to cover themselves. It is commonly worn in parts of the middle east, most...

Student Profile - Mehrsa Farzan
Nikhil Thawani
By Nikhil Thawani
on April 18, 2019

My name is Mehrsa Farzan Mehr and I am from Tehran, capital of Iran. spent my childhood mostly in Dubai between different nationalities and cultures. as a teenager I used to see many fashion shows and whenever I could get the chance to go to the fabric shop with my mom to try and find similar...

Interview with Andreea Zoia  
Nikhil Thawani
By Nikhil Thawani
on April 18, 2019

By Udita Jain

Andreea Zoia is a presenter and a confidence coach, and last month we had a great opportunity to meet her at CFD for the ‘Confidence Masterclass’.

After the Masterclass, we had the pleasure to interview Andreea and ask some questions about her career.

How did your career start as a...

Retail summit
Nikhil Thawani
By Nikhil Thawani
on April 18, 2019

By Fatima Lodhikhan

The Retail Summit is an event organized annually that brings together 800 international heritage players and disruptors from every segment of the sector to explore retail’s convergence with technology, experience and hospitality. This year the retail summit took place on...

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