Young Fashion designer’s first collection launches in Qatar

A Qatar-based college grad and fashion designer has launched her first professional collection at a leading Doha department store after winning a prestigious residency there.

As a Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar student, Malia Bennett Henry’s graduation collection, which was titled Manic Depression, garnered her great praise by judges last year for showing “outstanding creativity.”

The now-22-year-old won two awards at the finals fashion show last May for the collection. One of the prizes was a tie-up with Salam Store in Qatar to create her debut collection as a professional clothing designer.

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Fashion designer’s first collection launches in Qatar

After an “intense” year, the women’s line of 10 distinct pieces has now gone on sale under the title Nervous Energy, at Salam in the Gate Mall.