May 6, 2015


Young designers to display skills at fashion expo

BUDDING fashion designers and young students will have the opportunity to showcase their talents next week at a major exhibition.

Bloggers, stylists, photographers and industry professionals are expected to attend the Fashion and Beauty Fair on January 28 to check out the latest collections from designers hailing from Saudi Arabia, India and Bahrain.

The event, at Diplomat Radisson Blu, Hotel Residence and Spa, is being organised by Lights Camera Fashion (LCF), which will also celebrate its third anniversary during the expo.

It will also feature live hair and make-up demonstrations, along with fashion design workshops and talks by key figures in the fashion and textile industries.

The brains behind LCF is chief executive Hamra Alam, who studied in the UK and lived in Dubai for five years designing for royalty and special events.

She returned to Bahrain following the tragic death of her autistic cousin, and worked as a consultant and cultural adviser to a German company, which is when LCF was born, thus keeping the memory of her cousin alive through the many charities she supports.

“LCF began with events where both able and disabled bodies could come together to showcase that we could all do really well together,” Ms Alam told the GDN.

The designer gives people from all walks of life the opportunity to pursue their goals in the fashion industry.

“I have come across many people with disabilities who are so talented,” said the mother-of-one.

Nine months ago, Ms Alam began courses certified by the UK for young designers who wish to improve their skills and knowledge, and on completion they receive a Certificate of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs.

“I wanted to pass on the talent and rich knowledge I have of the fashion industry to girls in Bahrain, as they didn’t seem to have a direction or someone to help them reach their dreams,” she explained.

Day passes for the exhibition cost BD15 and include show seats, and for those with a valid student ID tickets cost BD9.

Doors will be open from 10am to 10pm.

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