Galeries Lafayette Doha has launched luxury abaya brand Malachite by Qatari designer Amna Abdulwahab, celebrating the creations of yet another local talent.
Founded in 2017 in Doha, Malachite offers “elegant handmade couture abaya using the finest silk, the best Swarovski crystals and the most exquisite pearls”, according to a press statement.
The boutique was ceremoniously launched on November 21, when guests enjoyed the first look of Malachite’s Capsule Collection created exclusively for Galeries Lafayette Doha, while sipping on some Arabic coffee.
“The perfectly set Arabic ambiance reflected the brand’s philosophy that luxury is an experience,” the statement noted.
Addressing her audience, Abdulwahab said: “We are glad to be a part of Galeries Lafayette Doha, especially because we share the Parisian department store’s vision of bringing together art and culture. This collaboration will introduce a new chapter in the world of abaya fashion. Malachite is all about empowering women as we believe that with the right abaya, you can conquer the world.”
The name Malachite means a stone of balance, abundance, manifestation and intention. It represents “personal growth and abundance of spirit”. The signature green colour of the brand “symbolises the rich and verdant hues of nature in full bloom”.
“The luxury brand’s vision and interest in details is portrayed in the fine selection of accessories and embellishments and delicate designs that manifest the luxurious experience of abaya couture.
Their distinguished work ensures excellence and a touch of finesse and couture in the making of abayas,” the statement added.