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Salma Hayek-Pinault, Naomi Campbell, and More Fête the 2023 Fashion Trust Arabia Prize Winners in London

With the countdown to the 2024 Fashion Trust Arabia Prize on, the organization celebrated the winners from 2023 at a star-studded dinner in London.

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Salma Hayek-Pinault and HE Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. Photo:

Monday night saw Qatar’s esteemed Fashion Trust Arabia celebrate the winners of its 2023 prize at a dinner in London. Held at Claridge’s, the event was joined by former Vogue Arabia cover stars Salma Hayek-Pinault and Ikram Abdi, Lebanese actor Razane Jammal, and supermodel Naomi Campbell, alongside HE Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and Fashion Trust founder Tania Fares. The seven winners honored at the gathering included womenswear designer Amir Al-Kasm and Renaissance Renaissance founder Cynthia Merhej (Eveningwear), Beirut-based designer Ahmed Amer (Ready-to-wear), Lebanese-British designer Katarina Tarazi (Jewelry), Omar Taha and Lily Max of design studio A Better Feeling (Accessories), menswear designer Adam Elyasse (Franca Sozzani Debut Talent), and Nigerian designer Adeju Thompson (Guest Country Award).


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The fifth edition of the FTA was initially set to take place in Doha, Qatar in 2023, and was canceled due to the “ongoing and deeply distressing humanitarian crisis in Palestine.” The winners were selected after a deliberation session held virtually over two days, while the finalists were picked by a panel including Fares and Sheikha Al-Mayassa.

The upcoming sixth edition of the FTA will be hosted in Marrakesh, Morocco in late October, as part of the Qatar-Morocco 2024 Year of Culture. “In line with our ongoing dedication to diversity and inclusivity, we’ve selected the lively city of Marrakech as our hosting location,” a statement from the organizers read. “The FTA Prize 2024 will extend invitations to talents worldwide, as we explore and showcase the diverse cultural heritage of Morocco.” Applications for the 2024 FTA Prize are currently open, with some of the industry’s illustrious names on the Advisory Board, including Law Roach, Peter Dundas, Nadia Dhouib, Gaia Repossi, and more.

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