Naomi Campbell Opens Fashion Show in Doha

  • Publish date: Sunday، 30 October 2022
Naomi Campbell Opens Fashion Show in Doha

Leading fashion legend Naomi Campbell debuted her newest project, "EMERGE," on Monday at Katara Cultural Village with the help of the EMERGE/Art and Fashion Exhibition, which was created in association with Qatar Creates.

The exhibition aims to raise awareness, and provide a platform for support, and a larger audience for the work of the upcoming generation of creative talent from emerging regions. It honors the artistic creations of African and Diasporan artists.

There are paintings, sculptures, ceramics, fabrics, photographs, and designs on display at Katara Building 1.

Model Chanel Ayan, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Arabia and Vogue Man, British fashion designer Ozwald Botang, Contributing Editor of Vogue Thailand Nichapat Suphap, and luxury real estate developer Mohamed Hadid were among the figures that attended the event that the supermodel organized. Mutaz Essa Barshim, an Olympic champion from Qatar, was also sighted there.

Seven well-known and respected fashion designers were among the 27 current creators featured in the exhibition. Kehinde Wiley, Delphine Diallo, Patrick Alston, Vania Leles, Victor Ehikhamenor, Larry Ossei-Mensah, Thebe Magugu, Abdel El Tayeb, Bianca Saunders, Artsi Ifrach, Lamine Badian Kouyaté, Nikki Nkwo Onwuka, and Kenneth Ize were some of them.

It was organized by Nigerian-British curator, art historian, and writer Aindrea Emelife, and will be on display through December 20. Reporters were informed by Emelife that the show explores "various storylines between African art and the diaspora" and that the performers portray portrayals of "Blackhood, Black personhood, storytelling, [and] have been greatly influenced by African literature."

"When you view the show, you will realize that Black Art is not a monolith and that there are several examples of Black Art in various story forms."

She stated how the exhibition's major takeaway is to go deeper into Black art and comprehend the background that shaped it. "These artists are asking us to look back so that we may look forward," the speaker said. "I would like to encourage people to dig further into the history and understand that this is not just a moment or a movement, but something that has always been there."

For youthful creative and business talent from Africa, the diaspora, and emerging communities around the world, the "EMERGE" program tries to identify alternative educational pathways.

The show is a lead-up to the EMERGE Charity Auction, which will take place on Friday in collaboration with Sotheby's. The initiative to raise money for educational and cultural organizations around the world will include the sale of curated artworks.

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