Imaan Hammam is quickly becoming a Fashion Week regular, appearing on some of the most coveted runways of the fall/winter 2020 season in Milan the past few days. Starting off strong in Fendi‘s femme fatale presentation brimming with romantic silhouettes, pastel hues, and tech-inspired accessories, Hammam is reminiscent of a bygone era in elbow-length satin gloves and a dusty rose dress complete with a statement fur wrap.
The next day, the Dutch model of Moroccan and Egyptian heritage is all about maximalism, embracing Moschino‘s Marie Antoinette-themed collection in two elaborate ensembles paired with towering bouffants and over-the-knee ribbon lace boots for a colorful display of French autocracy. “The MOST Fun walking ur show always!” Hammam wrote on Instagram, thanking the Italian luxury house and its creative director Jeremy Scott for leaving her speechless after every show.
Considering her longtime relationship with the famed house, it’s no surprise that Hammam rounded out her MFW schedule walking once again for Versace. While often wearing outfits leaning toward the more provocative side, the former Vogue Arabia cover star donned an oversized knit sweater embroidered with vibrant floral accents and matching handbag this time around for a cozy yet chic way of keeping warm during the next wave of colder months.
For Hammam, the runways are now her home. After years of wishing and practicing, the frequently sought-after fashion model’s dream turned into a reality when she opened Givenchy‘s show at the age of 16—and she hasn’t looked back since. “From the age of nine, I staged full runway shows and looked at fashion magazines after school. I always knew I wanted to become a model,” she previously told Vogue Arabia. “Between the ages of 13 and 15, I trained hard to be on the runway, walking in heels and practicing strange expressions in front of the mirror. My role models were Raquel Zimmermann, Liya Kebede, and Iman.”
Although the emerging regional star is setting her sights on other opportunities in the sartorial world, including launching a limited-edition capsule collection that champions diversity and inclusivity with American label Frame during the previous New York Fashion Week, it’s heartening to see her return to the stage once again in a vivid representation of Arab girl power.
Scroll through the gallery below to see more of Imaan Hammam’s unforgettable runway looks over the years.