Last week, the second edition of the Oud Fashion Talks took place in Kuwait City.
After its groundbreaking debut in Kuwait last year, the insightful conference made a comeback in Kuwait City. This time, in collaboration with partners including Tamdeen Group, Gulf Bank, Maserati Kuwait, Yeprem Jewelry, Beidoun Group, and ROF group.
With a vision to promote the region’s fashion footprint, OFT sheds light on important discussions surrounding subjects like building a supportive infrastructure for young designers and analyzing the region’s luxury market.
Zainab Alabdulrazzaq, Founder of OFT, shared her overview of the significance of the event, “We are thrilled to witness the continuation of Oud Fashion Talks, providing a platform for meaningful conversations that shape the future of our industry.”
OFT kickstarted with a Gala dinner at the newly inaugurated Grand Hyatt Hotel. The event was the perfect ice-breaking evening for the guests to network and collaborate with creative locals while enjoying the warm Kuwaiti hospitality.
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The next day began with a panel discussion, which served as a bridge between Kuwait and the international realm of luxury, focusing on the transformation of the fashion landscape in the region and the evolving nature of luxury retail in the GCC. Speakers included Imran Amed, Founder and Chief Executive of The Business of Fashion (BoF); Mohammad A. Al-Marzook, CEO of Tamdeen Group’s Retail & Hospitality; Avijit Yadav, CEO of Tamdeen Mall Management; Mohammed Jaffar, Managing Partner of Faith Capital Holding; Rachad Tabiaat, Owner and CEO of AlOthman & Tabiat General Trading Company; Moon Baz, Creator Partnerships Lead M.E. Africa & Turkey at META; Khairunisa Suhail, Head of Design at The Giving Movement; Duha Al-Ramadan, Founder and CEO of Aubade Jewelry; Maxim Sapozhnikov, Creator and Founder of F2Max; and Shahad Al-Sabeeh, Founder of Ibrah.
The 3-day event also encouraged local fashion designers through an exhibition organized at the Jaber AlAhmad Cultural Center. The exhibition featured exquisite pieces from Phula, Alrramii, Oumaem Jewelry, Voy, Ascher Jewelry, Nada AlAyoub, Hendi Paris, Emanmoon, Noor Abdul, House of Lin, and Kochylia.
The last day was all about engaging workshops held for the younger generation, looking to expand their fashion knowledge and learn from industry leaders.
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