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World Fashion Week cancelled just 30 minutes before inauguration in Kuwait

‘Losses reach nearly KD 50,000’

KUWAIT CITY, March 24: The administration of Al-Bader House (Bait Al-Bader) cancelled the World Fashion Week in Kuwait just 30 minutes before it was due to begin, attributing the cancelation of the event to “compelling circumstances”, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

Executive Manager of World Fashion Week in Kuwait Rabab Al-Hamadi explained that the event acquired good reputation since its launch four years ago and it succeeded in placing the name of Kuwait on the world map of fashion, owing to the keenness of hosting the most famous world fashion designers.

The event this year had witnessed a huge turnout of world fashion designers from France, Australia, India, Algeria, Armenia and Lebanon to present their exclusive collections.

However, after receiving all the approvals and licenses and preparing the venue, “we were surprised that the event was cancelled just 30 minutes before launch by the authority supervising Bait Al-Bader”.

Al-Hamadi said, “I wonder who will be responsible for compensating us, as the losses reach nearly KD 50,000”. She added that the cancellation of the World Fashion Week in Kuwait will negatively impact the reputation of Kuwait and its position regionally and internationally.

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