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Nancy Ajram Presents the Best Innovative Designer Award to “Fashion Victim” Amira Salim

Fashion Victims returned for a second season with a turnout of more than 1,000 guests. Held at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai, the full-day event kicked off with a series of interactive workshops that touched on various topics, such as the evolution of fashion and valuable tips for young designers to expand their brand internationally.

Following the workshops, international and local designers took to the runway to present their latest collections to a full house of onlookers and famous front row faces—Nancy Ajram included. The UAE’s high-end bridal giant Sposa delivered the latest trends in bridal gowns, meanwhile Amato returned with a collection that was rich in textures and embellishments. Amira Salim’s ice-hockey-meets-matador-meets-Fabergé egg stood out from the bunch and Canella Hostal touched on structured silhouettes and graphic prints. The catwalk welcomed international names, such as UK-based label Math, which showcased its latest Fall 2015 collection; African brand Taibo Bacar, whose collection reflected on the current situation in Mozambique; and Italian accessory designer Joshua Fenu, who took his collection to the tropics.

After the catwalk presentations, the event continued with a gala dinner featuring the Middle East Fashion Awards, hosted by Shereen Mitwalli. Among the night’s winners were Teresa Karpinska (best fashion stylist); Effa (best abaya designer); Huda Kattan (best makeup artist); and Patrick Chalhoub (outstanding achievement award). Dressed in Stella McCartney, Nancy Ajram took to the stage to present the award for the highly commended “Best Innovative Designer” that went to Amira Salim. The celebrations continued with an after-party that brought the fashion-filled day to an end.

—Nouriah Al Shatti

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