It’s that time of the year again, when the streets of the Big Four are taken over by the Arab world’s It girls, all dressed to the nines. As fashion week kicked off in Milan, Rym Saidi, Karen Wazen, Deema Al Asadi, and more were spotted dashing between shows in inspiring looks.
For the Fendi show on Day 1, Wazen opted for a modest monochrome outfit from the Italian fashion house in a fresh pastel pink shade. The three-piece satin ensemble featured a lapel collar shirt cinched at the waist with a double-F belt, topped with a collarless cropped blazer and wide-legged pants. Adding a bit of logomania to her look, the Lebanese entrepreneur styled the separates with gold O’lock earrings, and a pink Fendigraphy bag with the brand name spelled out in big gold letters at its base.
The arm candy was also worn by Saidi, who attended the show in a monochrome look as well. In contrast to Karen Wazen, however, the Tunisian model chose to make statement outerwear the hero of her outfit, and wore a long white shearling coat with black detailing on top of a white bralette and matching loose-fitted trousers. Saidi wore her hair parted down the middle and slicked back in a braid to let her disc-shaped O’lock earrings stand out. Joining her at the show was also Deema Al Asadi, who walked in wearing a patterned black and white dress, thigh-high black boots, and the very same statement Fendi bag, this time in black.
Other shows at Milan Fashion Week that saw a host of Arab’s best dressed in attendance were Alberta Ferretti and Roberto Cavalli. At the former’s showcase, Miryam Labiad had a sultry moment in body-hugging black separates that came with edgy cut-outs, while Alice Abdelaziz proved that head-to-toe animal print is always a good idea, making an appearance in luxe snakeskin-print separates. Abla Sofy seemed to have the same idea in mind while checking out the latest Cavalli collection, and topped off her grey patterned dress with a matching handbag and a cool graphic eye makeup look. And then there was Diala Makki, who made a strong case for the Little White Dress, a winner no matter what the occasion.
Take a look at all the noteworthy outfits worn by the region’s It girls in Milan below.