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Fifty One East presents international fashion designer Monique Lhuillier for the first time in Qatar

Fifty One East, the premium luxury retail chain in Qatar, hosted for the first time in Doha, the internationally recognized fashion designer Monique Lhuillier, one of America’s foremost couture bridal and ready-to-wear brands.

Monique made a personal appearance today at Doha’s premier store Fifty One East to privately preview a capsule of her Fall/Winter 2014 evening wear collection and highlighted her inspiration for the Spring/Summer 2014 bridal, evening wear and shoe collection in the store. She also took the time to personally meet her most devoted clientele in Qatar.

Qatar’s fashion elite came together to celebrate the designer’s first visit to the country, where guests were able to purchase pieces from the designer’s Resort and Spring/Summer 2014 collections and preview Monique’s favorite Fall/Winter 2014 pieces, including gowns worn by the stars at the recently held 2014 Oscars ceremony. Guests received firsthand fashion tips and styling advice from the designer herself.

On her visit to Doha, Monique said, “I am so excited to visit Doha. I am intrigued by the glamour and beautiful culture of this city. The women embody dramatic style and sophistication and I love the opportunity to dress them.”

A representative of Fifty One East, said, “We were delighted to welcome Monique Lhuillier to Doha and be the first to introduce her style to our discerning clientele in Qatar, only at Fifty One East. Monique boasts an enviable list of celebrity clients and the presence of her creations has become notable at many of the world’s high profile events. This is why the availability of her models in Qatar has been highly anticipated.”

Monique’s love for fashion has been a lifelong passion. Growing up in the Philippines, Monique’s early experiences with fashion took place alongside her mother whose own sense of personal style and elegance were major influences for the designer.

Established in 1996 by Monique Lhuillier and her husband, Tom Bugbee, the company is considered a leading fashion house in design, quality and innovation. Monique Lhuillier designs capture the essence of sophisticated luxury with femininity, allure and glamour making her renowned in the world of design. Monique’s innate sense of style is prevalent throughout her ready-to-wear collections available at Fifty One East.

For Spring/Summer 2014, the collection is dedicated to delicately balanced textures, innovative layering and sophisticated ease. A rich colour palette includes coral, fuchsia and red pop against neutrals like cream, soft rose gold and nude. Evening gowns evoke ease and elegance. High low gown silhouettes are a new interpretation of traditional eveningwear.

In contrast, Fall/Winter 2014 reflects Monique’s dark side. The collection is bold and dramatic, with a hint of dark romance. Pairing signature femininity with a juxtaposition of modern architectural details and Old World Parisian couture, the season is about fusing structure and fluidity. Soft tulle and flowing fabrics are given a contemporary look with unexpected complements of abstract skeletal embroidery, patent leather trim and cobwebs of cotton lace and vinyl.

For further information, please contact:
Nesrine Kobeissi / Aileen Andojar
Asda’a Burson-Marsteller
Tel: +97444239222

Noha Halaby
PR & Events Manager
Darwish Holding
Tel: +974 44257797
Fax: +974 44314700