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. Chadi Rachid Chamoun

Associate Professor / Dean

Dr. Tiziano Aglieri Rinella

Associate Professor / Department Chair - Interior Design

Ms. Shlagha Agarwal

Assistant Professor / Department Chair - Fashion Design

Ms. Ashley Williams

Assistant Professor / Department Chair - Digital Animation

Mr. Wameedh Jamil

Visiting - Assistant Professor / Department Chair - Graphic Design

Dr. Arafat Al Naim

Associate Professor

Dr. Toufic Haidamous

Assistant Professor

Mr. Rahul Malpure

Assistant Professor

Ms. Agnes Chris

Assistant Professor

Ms. Ghada Mohamad

Assistant Professor

Mr. Neven Mihic

Assistant Professor

Ms. Taj Kachaamy


Mr. Darren Herbert

Instructor / CDES Foundation Courses Coordinator