In Doha, everything begins at Printemps
On International Women’s Day, Printemps Doha, the largest luxury department store in the Middle East, celebrated its official grand opening in Doha Oasis with a memorable event that combined fashion, fun, food and much more.
Guest of honour H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani commented about the event: “I was thrilled to meet the luxury brands that have supported local and regional designers. Doha has lately become a significant inspiring hub for art, culture and fashion, as we have witnessed several collaborations between local designers and worldwide luxury brands such as Dior, Valentino and Cartier. Looking forward to more collaborations to further support the growth of our local talent!”
Guests were treated to a thrilling evening filled with surprises including a wonderful diamond prize courtesy of jewellery brand Lorenz Baumer, exciting gifts, live music from Banyan Tree’s Vertigo, various dance performances, a fashion show which highlighted Printemps’ key SS23 brands and signature looks, beauty animations from the likes of Hermes Beauté, Wild Science Lab, Tom Ford, Chanel Beauté, Roja, Clarins, a fashion illustrator, glitter make-up bar, and calligraphy from Cartier, Assouline and Penhaligon’s. Last but not least, culinary experiences from Banyan Tree – and for the first time in Qatar with Printemps Doha – from new restaurants & cafés Dar Yema, Villa Mossavali, Wild & The Moon, Printemps’ Salon de Thé by Mariage Frères, Pierre Marcolini, Matthew Kenney, Al Rabeya, Twiga, Crazy Pizza and Cova, provided everyone with a unique gastronomic experience to remember.
Present at the event were Ambassador of France to Qatar HE Jean-Baptiste Faivre, the CEO of Printemps Paris, Jean-Marc Bellaiche, George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg from the award-winning design studio Yabu Pushelberg who oversaw the ambitious Printemps Doha design concept, artist Luc Kieffer, the renown French botanist Patrick Blanc who designed the vertical gardens for Printemps Doha’s latest vegan restaurant & café, Matthew Kenney and Wild & The Moon, and friends of Printemps including fashion designers Mikael D and João Rôlo and Sébastien LÉTRANGE, among other prestigious names.
Printemps Doha’s opening hours:
- Saturday – Wednesday: 10AM – 10PM
- Thursday: 10AM – 12AM
- Friday: 1PM – 12AM