Agnes Chris’ passion for fashion design and haute couture was inspired when she studied bespoke tailoring, couture and womenswear at Elise Topell Couture House in Wiesbaden in Germany, where she developed her sewing technical skills. She then studied fashion design at the Design University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, Germany.
Agnes has worked in the fashion industry for over twenty years with various high-end designers, including Alexander McQueen, Julien MacDonald and Jasmine di Milo. During this time Agnes’ work was part of fashion shows in both London and Paris, as well as worn by celebrities at red carpet events. She was also Creative Director at her own bespoke label, Agnes Chris Couture.
Since relocating to Dubai Agnes has supported local designers and fashion students, including judging at Emirate Skills. She is now Assistant Professor at the College of Fashion and Design at the American University in the Emirates, where she is delighted to be able to share her expertise to develop the next generation of Middle East fashion designers.