Bella Hadid, Olivier Rousteing, and Extra Cheer on the Vogue Belief Arabia Award Winners in Doha

Bella Hadid, Olivier Rousteing, and Extra Cheer on the Vogue Belief Arabia Award Winners in Doha

Vogue business heavyweights descended on Doha this week to attend the fourth version of the Vogue Belief Arabia Awards, organized below the royal patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser and her daughter and FTA Co-Chair Her Excellency Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. The hefty money prizes and intensive mentorship packages are designed to assist upcoming designers from the MENA area. The competitors emphasizes not solely inventive ability, but in addition sustainable practices and manufacturing strategies that respect native traditions and help girls’s artisanal communities.

Pierpaolo Piccioli, Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser, and Bella Hadid on the FTA Awards Gala. Photograph: Courtesy of FTA Awards Gala

Among the many many worthy younger skills, this version’s winners within the ready-to-wear class had been the Saudi sisters Siham and Sarah Albinali, whose assortment of daring, structured silhouettes was tinged with a delicate goth vibe. The Moroccan-born designer Artsi Ifrach of Maison ARTC scooped up the eveningwear prize for his poetic one-of-a-kind items, assembled with creative aptitude from objects trouvés. The jewellery award went to the Egyptian-born artist Fatma Mostafa whose distinctive gold-plated items are hand-embroidered and embedded with delicate landscapes as in the event that they had been treasured stones. The Sudanese designer Eilaf Osman acquired the accent award for her assortment of distinctive artisanal luggage and baskets, made by a group of girls coil-stitch weavers from the Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda and assembled by leather-based craftsmen in a small Andalusian village in Spain.

The help and elevation of underprivileged artisanal communities was a typical follow amongst this 12 months’s finalists. “The human hand-feel was vital in lots of collections throughout all classes,” identified Erdem

Moralioglu, an FTA Advisory Board member. “All of the works had a phenomenal handmade-ness about them, and a intelligent method to sustainable sourcing.” This version’s visitor nation was Turkey, which has a convention of outstanding craftsmanship; designer Burç Akyol was the winner of the First prize.

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