To celebrate this year’s Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE), Qatar Airways hosted a stylish fashion show on Thursday, 21 February 2019 on board its state-of-the-art G650 private jet. The event showcased the exquisite jewellery and fashions of acclaimed Chinese designers Grace Chen and Beau Han Xu, set against the backdrop of the world’s most luxurious private jet.
Guests who took part in the event included top international style influencers from the fashion and beauty world who were invited by Qatar Airways to Doha to participate in this year’s DJWE.
Regarded as one of China’s most influential fashion innovators, Grace Chen has been hailed as “the Power Dresser of China” by South China Morning Post and “China’s Most Sought-After Couturier” by The Hollywood Reporter. Her unique designs draw out the beauty in every woman by combining sophistication, elegance and modern aesthetics, resulting in a textural sculpture that appeals to the most stylish and iconic women in the world.
As the first mainland Chinese alumni of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Grace Chen was a designer to the stars in New York and Hollywood before setting up her own label in China in 2009. Throughout her career, Grace has worked with globally-renowned clients including Oprah Winfrey, Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, leading Chinese actresses Liu Xiaoqing, Li Bing Bing, Xu Qing and Taiwanese actress Lin Chi-Ling.
Beau Han Xu is an internationally-renowned artist, gemologist and award-winning jewellery designer whose work fuses the magical and futuristic. His first collection, Splash!, featured fantastical organic crystal cuffs, chokers, tiaras, and rings ,where diamonds shimmer and swim within. Inspired by nature and the ethereal, Beau’s creations freeze inspirational moments in time: a raindrop’s splash and the subtleties of light playing on light.
Beau has collaborated with Swarovski to create the innovative Beau Cut™ Gemstone. Beau has created an innovative luxury lifestyle, in partnership with Rolls-Royce, Sunseeker super yacht, global top tier hotels and other luxury brands. His clients include members of royal families, celebrities, and UHNIWS.
Qatar Executive currently operates a fleet of 15 state-of-the-art private jets, including five Gulfstream G650ERs, two Gulfstream G500s, three Bombardier Challenger 605s, four Global 5000s and one Global XRS. In 2019, Qatar Executive is set to receive an additional five G500s, as well as one G650ER jet, for which it is the largest commercial operator worldwide. The expanding fleet allows the private jet charter division to serve all crucial markets efficiently and in a way that VVIP customers can enjoy an unparalleled level of service and product from any global destination.
The DJWE, taking place from 20-25 February at the Doha Exhibition and Conference Centre (DECC), features more than 500 international luxury brands displaying some of the world’s finest gemstones, jewellery collections and watches, along with special editions and unique pieces.
A multiple-award winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat’, ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 230 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide.
The airline has launched an array of exciting new destinations recently, including Gothenburg Sweden; Mombasa, Kenya and Da Nang, Vietnam. Qatar Airways will add a number of new destinations to its extensive route network in 2019, including Malta, as well as many more.