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Ulyana Sergeenko couture designs and Faidee’s finest rubies mark the opening of the new Galeries Lafayette in Doha

The first ever Russian “couturier” Ulyana Sergeenko took part in the opening night of the Galeries Lafayette in Doha, in collaboration with the renowned high jewellery house Faidee.

Ulyana Sergeenko brings to Qatar her Spring/Summer 19 Couture collection as well as her latest designs inspired by Qatari heritage to be featured exclusively at the new Galeries Lafayette Doha, the latest destination for fashion lovers in Qatar. Each Ulyana Sergeenko model wore on the runway unique high jewellery pieces by Faidee, in a shared tribute by both houses to craftsmanship, beautiful materials and Couture’s unique philosophy

The Couture collection and its partner jewellery designs were exhibited in the exclusive setting of La Suite – Galeries Lafayette Doha’s spacious penthouse for a personalised shopping service, catering to the world’s most discerning clientele. Ulyana Sergeenko and Faidee recreated in Doha the decor and feel of private salons to offer each client a personalised and dedicated welcome, in the great tradition of Couture and Place Vendôme. Visitors were treated to a privileged presentation of the much acclaimed SS19 collection as well as Ulyana’s Qatar inspired pieces, along with a private exhibition of Faidee’s stunning jewellery set with the world’s rarest Burmese rubies, including the ‘Mogok Sunrise’ ring featuring a 24-carat pigeon’s blood ruby and named after the legendary valley of Mogok that is home to the world’s best Burmese rubies The ready-to-wear collection of the designer is available all year round at the Galeries Lafayette Doha, on the first floor.

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ULYANA SERGEENKO

Ulyana Sergeenko is Russian designer and collector. Ulyana Sergeenko launched her eponymous fashion house in Moscow in 2011. One year later, after the brand’s first ever Couture show in Paris, Ulyana Sergeenko became the first Russian couturier who has an honor to be the official invited member of the Federation of Haute Couture. As a storyteller at heart, Ulyana Sergeenko builds her collections around narratives that weave the personal with the fantastic, history with folklore and invention. Known for her meticulous attention to detail and handcrafted design elements, Ulyana Sergeenko believes that traditional handwork gives clothes a ‘unique soul’. The designer has a great passion for craftsmanship and fine fabrics, uses the old russian traditional techniques (such are Vologda and Yelets laces, Kostetskaya stitch, carvings on wood and many others) and combines them with modern and sophisticated designs. Over the years, Ulyana Sergeenko gowns were chosen by a variety of clients and world famous celebrities such as Beyonce, Nicole Kidman, Madonna, Rihanna, Emma Stone, Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, Natalia Vodianova, Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser and many others. www.ulyanasergeenko.com

FAIDEE

Faidee is a high jewellery house founded in the early 20th century and renowned for its exceptional Burmese rubies. Faidee’s savoir-faire has been enhanced generation after generation, combining a rich family tradition, the timeless heritage of Burmese, Indian and Thai jewellery, and a deep personal expertise in gemology. Faidee takes part in exclusive events and fairs around the world all year round. It has also entered in an exclusive distribution partnership with Stardust Montecarlo, in the new Hotel de Paris shopping gallery in Monaco. www.faidee.com

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