Adding to the bloom this spring, Galeries Lafayette Doha launched the unique ‘Mother Blossom’ campaign on February 22, 2020. The theme not only celebrates the advent of spring but also paved the way for Mother’s Day celebrations in the Middle East on March 21. The stars of this campaign are the creative floral designs by world-famous British paper artist Zoe Bradley.
To support the campaign, Zoe was herself present at the launch event of the campaign where the local media and social media influencers got a rare chance to interact with her. The paper artist, whose work combines sculpture, fashion and theatre, conceptualized and created some exclusive pieces to adorn the Parisian Department Store for the ‘Mother Blossom’ campaign.
Speaking about her creations, Zoe said: “I work with paper just as a designer works with fabric, folding, curling, scoring and stitching the paper. My challenge is always to create something unexpected from its original 2D sheet form into a magical 3D sculpture. I am excited to present my contemporary paper art installation and it’s very rewarding to see my paper sculptures fit into different environments and cultures.”
Apart from the four floral headpieces featured in the store, it is the pastel pink paper floral dress that will leave everyone spellbound. This is the first time the dress has been displayed to the public and the discerning customers of Galleries Lafayette.
Symbolizing the awakening of a new season and in celebration of Mother’s Day, the dress features prominently at the entrance to Galeries Lafayette Doha, offering an inspirational welcome on a monumental scale.
The dress took three weeks to make by highly skilled members of Zoe’s team. It’s adorned with over 1,500 hand-cut flowers, including a typically English variety of roses, cherry blossom, delphinium, daisies and butterflies. Each individual flower was applied by hand, creating the pattern and texture of the gown. The final creation was led by Zoe’s own instinctive eye – which makes every dress of hers truly unique.
Thanking Zoe for her support and contribution to the ‘Mother Blossom’ campaign, XXXX of Galeries Lafayette Doha Kevin Gerard Pender said: “It is an honor to have Zoe Bradley’s art displayed in our store. The way she conceptualized and created the unique works to art to merge with our campaign is truly awe inspiring. Zoe’s paper sculpture will create an unforgettable experience for our clients.”
Zoe draws upon her skills as a former fashion designer, working like a tailor while also applying her artistry using the paper form. Today, her clients include worldwide luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Tiffany & co., Graff, Christian Louboutin, Sotheby’s and Harrods.
It’s that time of the year again – a time to give, time to share and time to reach out. In keeping with this spirit and to mark the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Galeries Lafayette Doha launched the ‘Together for Good campaign’ as part of its efforts to give back to society and nature.
The garment donation campaign upholds the philosophy of “global initiative for more responsible fashion”. The endeavor is an extension of the Galeries Lafayette Group’s ambitious sustainable development policy that is applied at Galeries Lafayette all over the globe.
The 40-day campaign, which intends to promote recyclable fashion, will continue for the entire month of Ramadan until after Eid al-Fitr. A 4 meter tall mannequin has been placed at the main entrance of Galeries Lafayette Doha and all the donated clothes will be put up on it. At the end of every week, on Saturday, the clothes will be taken down and handed over to charity organizations for donation.
The ‘Together for Good’ initiative promotes the real meaning of sharing. Statistics show that an amazing 30% of clothes an individual buys are never worn. Encouraging people to share their unused clothes with the less fortunate is Galeries Lafayette Doha’s way of paying tribute to the Holy month of Ramadan.
Upholding the noble idea of donations and promotion of recycling, Vice Chairman & EVP of Ali Bin Ali Holding Mr. Nabeel Ali Bin Ali said: “We are committed towards having a more responsible business. We believe in promoting common good and the ‘Together for Good campaign’ is a manifestation of that effort. It is not just a campaign, but also a movement for the progress and wellbeing of the society. The Holy month of Ramadan was the ideal time to take this small step towards greater good. ”
True to its role as a ‘brand house’ and a trendsetter, Galeries Lafayette Doha’s Ramadan 2019 ‘Together for Good’ campaign champions the idea of charity and the importance of recyclable fashion for a better world for all.
About Galeries Lafayette
The French market leader in department stores and famous all around the world, for the past 120 years Galeries Lafayette has been the undisputed expert in fashion and event shopping, designing each visit to be a unique experience, offering French and international clients a constantly renewed selection of the best brands, from the affordable to Luxury. Present in the fashion, beauty, jewellery, accessory, interior decoration and gourmet food segments, Galeries Lafayette is celebrated for its network of 65 stores in France and abroad, including the flagship store on the Boulevard Haussmann in Paris and its online shopping site, galerieslafayette.com. More information on Galerieslafayette.com.
Galeries Lafayette is pleased to announce the soft opening of its new flagship store in Doha in partnership with Ali Bin Ali Holding, bringing its unique know how in Fashion and Luxury to Qatar.
And to mark the arrival of the iconic French Department Store in Doha, an exclusive media gathering was organized on April 8, 2019. Members of the local media, bloggers and social media influencers were invited for a tour and relish the Galeries Lafayette experience. The gathering concluded with an outdoor gala sit-down dinner, which reflected the spirit of Galeries Lafayette – the “French Art of Living”.
Spread around 15,000 sqm of exquisitely designed retail space, Galeries Lafayette Doha is an architectural beauty in 21 High st – the ultimate outdoor shopping destination within Katara Cultural Village. Strategically positioned at a prestigious location between West Bay and The Pearl Qatar, Galeries Lafayette Doha creates a new Parisian lifestyle experience for local and international shoppers alike.
Drawn together by shared values and a passion for excellence, the ABA Holding and Galeries Lafayette -two influential entities with heritages that span decades in the retail industry – have established the presence of Galeries Lafayette in Qatar. This has expanded the global footprint of the iconic French brand in an exciting market with excellent growth prospects.
The legendary Parisian Department Store is a reflection of Paris in Doha. The latest fashion trends, styles and retail experience all leave the guests feeling inspired. Visitors can look forward to the finest international, regional and local brands as well as elegant and light dining alternatives all of which resonate the spirit of Galeries Lafayette.
For over 120 years, Galeries Lafayette has been a major name in global retail creativity. Through its business activities and its regard as a retailer of everything from fashion to accessories, such as leather goods, shoes, watches & jewelry, Galeries Lafayette has become an iconic name worldwide. Today, Galeries Lafayette stands as an uncontested fashion and retail leader with stores in major cities in France and abroad including Berlin, Dubai, Jakarta, Beijing, Shanghai, Doha and Nice. In Paris, the Galeries Lafayette brand now counts two iconic addresses with its historical boulevard Haussmann flagship which welcomes more than 35 million visitors each year, and a newly opened concept store on the world renowned avenue des Champs Elysées.
With 400 brands in store, Galeries Lafayette Doha is designed to be an experience in its own right. This is delivered through many architectural and artistic designs to give visitors the unique Galeries Lafayette feeling where visitors not only come to shop or dine, but actually engage with the environment.
Designed by world famous architects Bruno Moinard and Claire Betaille, Galeries Lafayette Doha is spread over three floors and is truly a shopper’s paradise. From women’s ready-to-wear (RTW), childrenwear and menswear the store takes the visitor on a stylish journey through an emporium of world’s most sought after brands.
Excellent service and client customization are at the heart of Galeries Lafayette Doha with a variety of options for our clientele. Options which range from Loyalty Programs, customization of products, to the very exclusive La Suite’s personalized shopping service.
The French Department Store brings together the perfect blend of innovative technology and personalized service. It enables visitors to take advantage of digitization throughout and find what they are looking for efficiently in addition to having an exceptional team of retail experts on hand for assistance.
Much to the delight of make-up lovers in Qatar, beauty entrepreneur Anastasia Soare visited the new Galeries Lafayette Doha store in 21 High st – the ultimate shopping destination – at Katara Cultural Village on March 28, 2019.
The CEO and founder of Anastasia Beverly Hills visited the brand’s counter in Galeries Lafayette Doha and conducted a special make-up training class for her staff members.
A beauty pioneer, creative visionary and powerhouse entrepreneur, Anastasia also delivered an inspirational speech and said: “Makeup has this incredible, transformative power to boost confidence, inspire creativity, and be personal to each and every user. Nothing ever gets launched that we are not completely in love with ourselves. Creating products that resonate with you, become integrated into your routines and into your lives has always been the reason I do this.”
Anatasia’s fans were thrilled at the unique opportunity of meeting her personally and the brand’s latest Riviera Palette was exclusively signed by Anastasia and available for the general public.
Speaking about the visit, General Manager of Galeries Lafayette Doha Mr. David Miller said: “At Galeries Lafayette, we try to make the retail experience come alive. Interaction with the brands and their creators is part of our retail-tainment philosophy and we are delighted to bring that spirit to Qatar.”
Anastasia Soare launched her namesake brand with a Beverly Hills flagship salon in 1997 and the company’s first product line in 2000. Ever since, it has become one of the fastest-growing brands in the global beauty industry. Her audience spans the globe and comprises many of its most famous faces, who rely on her unique vision of individual beauty to amplify their own.
During his recent trip to Qatar, versatile actor Johnny Depp paid a visit to Galeries Lafayette Doha in 21 High st at Katara Cultural Village on March 28, 2019. The legend was invited there to meet a group of children with special needs.
The Hollywood star was personally greeted upon arrival by his friends, the Chairman & President of Ali Bin Ali Holding, Mr. Adel Ali Bin Ali, and Vice-Chairman & EVP of Ali Bin Ali Holding, Mr. Nabeel Ali Bin Ali. Hundreds of Johnny Depp’s fans were waiting for a glimpse of their favorite star and cheered as he waved at them.
Mr. Adel Ali Bin Ali welcomed the actor and said, “We are delighted to be able to host the international star and friend Johnny Depp. It has been a very special rendezvous which was made even more memorable by the kids. Depp has a heart of gold and we are touched by his sensitivity towards each child.”
Depp shared some exclusive time with the kids at the ‘La Suite’ in Galeries Lafayette Doha. The private penthouse was decorated with posters of the superstar to set the mood. He cuddled each and every child and interacted with them individually. In his own signature style, he surprised the kids and spread love and happiness.
“Kids make me happy. I feel blessed if I can bring a smile on their pretty faces”, Depp said.
Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his time in Hollywood. He has been nominated for 10 Golden Globe Awards, winning one for Best Actor for his performance in the title role of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2008). He has also been nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Actor, among other accolades.
On Mach 29, 2019 Galeries Lafayette Doha invited fashion designer Victoria Beckham to visit the newly opened iconic French department store at 21 High st – the ultimate shopping destination at Katara – and also showcase her collection.
The two big fashion labels – Galeries Lafayette and Victoria Beckham – have entered into a collaboration and Beckham’s RTW collection will be exclusively available at Galeries Lafayette Doha.
Victoria Beckham was at the Galeries Lafayette Doha store for a meet-and-greet session with her fans, and the fashion lovers of Doha also had the privilege of having a photo opportunity with her. The fashion designer exhibited the Victoria Beckham lines, developed at Victoria’s studio in London, showcasing finest craftsmanship and materials.
Victoria took a tour of the 14,000sqm exquisitely designed retail space and admired the architectural stunner, which houses the best of fashion, accessories, leather goods, shoes, watches & jewelry, beauty and food & beverages outlets.
A private lunch was also organized for the designer at Cafe Pushkin, where she was accompanied by some selected VVIPs.
“This is my first visit to the market and I was delighted to be able to visit my exclusive stockist as they open this beautiful new space. It was great to see their vision for the brand and to meet my customers.” Victoria Beckham said.
Speaking about the visit, General Manager of Galeries Lafayette Doha Mr. David Miller said: “We are delighted to be able to host Ms. Beckham at Galeries Lafayette Doha. Galeries Lafayette is much more than a department store, it is a trendsetter and we are honored by the presence of the style icon in our premises. Very strategically, we fuse the experience of shopping with events and all celebrity visits and other entertainments are planned to bring out the true spirit of the brand.”
In the past decade, Beckham has become an internationally recognized style icon and fashion designer. Stocked in more than 400 stores across over 50 countries, the brand has won critical acclaim alongside multiple industry awards, including Best Designer Brand and Brand of the Year at the British Fashion Awards.