Ms. Agnes Chris

Assistant Professor, College of Design

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.

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Dr. Arafat Al Naim

Associate Professor / Dean

Dr. Tiziano Aglieri Rinella

Associate Professor / Program Coordinator for Interior Design

Mr. Wameedh Jamil

Assistant Professor / Program Coordinator for Graphic Design

Ms. Shlagha Agarwal

Assistant Professor / Program Coordinator - Fashion Design

Ms. Heather Shipman

Assistant Professor / Specialization Coordinator Digital Animation

Dr. Chadi Rachid Chamoun

Associate Professor

Ms. Agnes Chris

Assistant Professor

Ms. Ghada Mohamad

Assistant Professor

Ms. Zena Adhami

Assistant Professor

Ms. Ashley Williams

Assistant Professor

Mr. Neven Mihic

Assistant Professor

Mr. Darren Herbert

Instructor / CDES Foundation Courses Coordinator