IWG hosts famous Russian fashion designer
The International Women’s Group (IWG) held its monthly meeting on Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Narjes Al-Shatti, Board Member of IWG, told Kuwait Times “We are in the second month of our cultural season. Today’s event is about fashion, where Elena, wife of the Russian Ambassador to Kuwait, invited Alexandre Vassiliev, a popular Russian fashion designer. He will give a lecture about his experience in fashion and tell our members about the history of the industry, fabrics, and traditional weaving.” She stated that Vassiliev is going to host a fashion show for the international women’s day in Kuwait soon.
Vassiliev said “I’m a stage designer. This is my first visit to Kuwait but I have been teaching and performing in the Gulf area mainly in Dubai. I’m looking forward to know more about Kuwaiti designs.” Adding “I have been invited by the Embassy of Russia to talk about fashion subjects related to the east since I worked in Turkey where I was stage designer at the Turkish Opera. I worked in many countries as well such as China, Singapore, and Japan.” Vassiliev revealed that he is going to organize an exhibition about historical fashion. “I’m a collector and have 55000 historical cloths in my collection and would love to bring it to Kuwait,” he said.
Shatti noted that the painting and cooking workshops will be continued in collaboration with the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters in Abdulaziz Hussein Cultural Center in Mishref, and the cooking classes at Ruby Tuesday. The IWG will also organize this month’s sports activities for its members at Al-Shaheed Park.