AHAD BIN HAIDER WINS RENE CAOVILLA’S REGIONAL SHOE DESIGN COMPETITION January 30, 2019 Fashion, Videos 440 Rene Caovilla is delighted to announce the winner of the brand’s first ever Middle Eastern shoe design competition: Ahad Bin Haider. The talented Emirati designer was one of four GCC designers who were shortlisted as finalists within the exciting competition which was held in partnership with Tea Before Noon. “Have you heard the phrase “Dreamy Shoes” this is exactly what I have designed in this exquisite unique piece, a piece that is a dream to every class lady, jewels around their feet, a beauty that shines and inspired by the most glamorous elements that could catch the eye” – Ahad Bin Haider. Ahad’s stunning embellished design, inspired by Rene Caovilla’s beloved Cleo model, was selected by popular vote as the winner of the high-profile competition. The piece, with its intricate, sophisticated design merges Ahad’s refined aesthetic with the brand’s “Jewellery in Shoe Making” ethos; creating an outstanding eveningwear pump with a timeless appeal. Ahad will be meeting with Rene Caovilla’s Creative Director, Edoardo Caovilla in February to discuss the product development process and will later be travelling to Venice to oversee the production of the first pairs of her design. Ahad’s design is expected to hit Rene Caovilla boutiques later this year and will be available exclusively in select boutiques the Middle East for a duration of six months.