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CFD student Malika Ahmedova wins Centerpoint Spacesuit Competition

CFD student Ms. Malika Ahmedova won the Centerpoint Spacesuit Competition. The Spacesuit Collection competition was organized by Centrepoint, the Middle East’s biggest fashion store. It ran on the store’s website and social media channels and called on students from across the UAE and Saudi Arabia to submit designs for how they expected a space fashion collection to look in a not-too-distant decade.

Malika Akhmedova, a freshman from the College of Fashion and Design in Dubai bagged first place in the contest.

Her design went on display on Monday at Centrepoint’s store in Dubai Festival City, along with the creations of six other finalists. Her winning design emerged from 35 designs shortlisted by the judges.

The contest engaged more than 300 students from colleges and universities across the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Simon Cooper, head of Centrepoint said, they wanted to get young people exploring their creativity and designs skills in a way they might not usually do through the competition.

“We have been truly impressed by the standard of entries that we received. We would like to congratulate Malika and Saif, and express our gratitude to all the finalists and participants for their exceptional and imaginative ideas. The submissions we received were truly extraordinary and it was not an easy feat to pick the winner,” Cooper said.

Akhmedova said participating in the competition was a great and unusual way for students like her to showcase her creative talents.

“Space is an inspirational concept that allows you to dream big so Centrepoint could not have picked a more appropriate theme for us to explore and expand our horizons. I’d like to thank everyone … for their support,” she said.