If you are looking to update your wardrobe with some cool and quirky new pieces or want a refreshing shopping experience then be sure to pop by The Station at The Galleria.
The popular luxury mall is launching this pop up concept that showcases home-grown talents and the region’s finest fashion, art, culinary and entertainment innovators. Launching on March 2, The Station will be showcasing designers over 18 days, running until March 19.
The unique concept will be showcased along Al Maryah Island’s waterfront promenade, featuring designer booths, gourmet food trucks, and art exhibits. Beauty stations will offer the latest tips from experts, and visitors can also browse from selection of jewellery, perfume and accessory stands. Inspirational talks and workshops will be held during the week, with live entertainment during the weekends from performers, actors, comedians and singers.
Founded by Abu Dhabi-based Fashion Designer Searina Abdel Kader, The Station was created to offer a completely unique fashion and lifestyle experience in the capital, through a well balanced mix of designers, brands, and engaging spaces. Her dream was to create an event that didn’t have simply commercial objectives in mind, rather supporting up and coming talent and giving them a platform to sell and showcase their brands. The name reflects the concept as the word “station” refers to a place where a train would usually stop along a railway line, and reflects a temporary transition in one’s life, or it can also be interpreted as the experiential end destination.
Key vendors include FMM by Fatma Al Mulla, who is renowned for combining art and fashion; Kandor T, a unisex label mixing influence from both the traditional and modern kandora; Sahar Karmostaji, a make-up artist who also designs and creates bespoke make-up boxes; and lastly Al Zamen Al Jameel, a specialist in the design and export of customised home accessories and gifts. Azza Al Mughairi, the presenter from White Cube Radio, the Middle East’s Indie music station, will also be broadcasting her show #KeepitrealAzza live from The Station.
The Station at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi will run from March 2-19 and will be open on weekdays (Sunday to Saturday) from 4pm to 10pm and on weekends (Thursdays, Fridays) from 4pm to 12am.