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The Zay Initiative visits MDX Dubai's Fashion Studio


On 17 November we were pleased to welcome Dr Reem El Mutawalli, the Founder of The Zay initiative, along with Ms Sana Sajan, Director of the American Aesthetics Clinic, and Emma to discuss cooperation to promote the understanding of ethnic textiles and traditional costumes of the Arab and Islamic worlds. This is part of The Zay’s aim to build public awareness and appreciation of this unique heritage.

The delegation visited MDX Dubai’s Fashion Studios and interacted with the Fashion Design faculty – Vaishali Raj and Olgica Momirovska and our students. Dr Reem presented her book Sultani,Traditions Renewed; Changes in Women’s Traditional Dress in the UAE during the reign of Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan 1966-2004 to the University.

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