Winners, judges and presenters including Charaf Tajer, Imran Amed, Michele Lamy, Artsi Ifrach, Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Saif Mahdhi, Akbar Al Baker, Gherardo Felloni, Fashion Trust Arabia Co-Founder and Co-Chair Tania Fares, Lorraine Schwartz, Giancarlo Giammetti, Huda Kattan, Jodie Turner-Smith, Eilaf Osman and Fatma Mostafa attend the Fashion Trust Arabia Prize 2022 Awards Ceremony at The National Museum of Qatar on October 26, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. Photo: Getty
Last night, all eyes were on Doha, Qatar, where the iconic National Museum of Qatar lit up for the 2022 edition of the Fashion Trust Arabia Awards Ceremony. Held under the patronage of HH Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser as honorary chair, and co-chairs HE Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and Tania Fares, FTA has become one of the region’s most celebrated events in the realm of fashion, and this year’s ceremony was bigger, brighter, and more exciting than any other in its history. Find out more about it below.
Bella Hadid, Huda Kattan, Janet Jackson, and many more attended the event
The FTA awards brought together not just a slew of celebrities from the region, but also some much-loved international faces. There to congratulate the newest era of talented designers were the likes of Bella Hadid, Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson, Naomi Campbell, Ed Westwick, Olivia Culpo and Poppy Delevingne. While Hadid walked into the venue with father Mohamed Hadid dressed in head-to-toe Alaïa, Jackson made a strong statement last night in a flawlessly tailored tuxedo, and Campbell look resplendent in a sparkling pastel gown. Also in attendance were favorites of the region including Yasmine Sabri, Balqees, Karen Wazen, Tara Emad, Dana Hourani, Dima Sheikhly, Salma Abu Deif, Elyanna, and power duo Huda and Mona Kattan—the former of which also took home the prize for Entrepreneur of the Year. Singer FKA Twigs also made a very special appearance via Miu Miu, treating guests to a heartfelt musical performance.
All the fashion heavyweights spotted at the 2022 FTA ceremony
What’s a celebration without some of the best in the business sitting front row? Last night’s awards ceremony was graced with more than just a few iconic fashion personalities, from Valentino’s Pier Paolo Piccioli, to Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing, Vogue Arabia editor-in-chief Manuel Arnaut, Imran Amed of Business of Fashion, Vogue Japan editor-at-large Anna Dello Russo, Vogue global contributing fashion editor-at-large Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, and Michèle Lamy. Also in attendance were models Ikram Abdi, Neelam Gill, and Karolina Kurkova.
Meet the Fashion Trust Arabia 2022 winners
Along with incredible red carpet looks, last night also saw some incredible talent taking home much-deserved awards. Morocco’s Aartsi Ifrach took home the award for Best Eevening wear, Siham and Sarah of Saudi Arabia won the award for Best Ready-to-Wear, and Fatma Mostafa of Egypt took home the award for Best Jewelry. Eilaf Osman celebrated her Sudanese roots as she was awarded the Best Accessories title, and Kazna Asker shared the stage with Paula Abdul and Youssra while accepting the Franca Sozzani Debut Talent award. As for the winner in the Guest Country category, the win went to Burc Akyol of Turkey. Huda Kattan had her big moment winning Entrepreneur of the Year, while Valentino Garavani, who sadly could not attend in person, won this year’s Lifetime Achievement award.
Who was at the Miu Miu Club after-party?
The star-studded evening came to a close at Doha’s B Lounge, which transformed into the Miu Miu Club last night. There to celebrate the evening were some of the best dressed names in the region, many of whom made sure to change up their look and attend in their favorite Miu Miu ensembles. While Karen Wazen, Olivia Culpo, Ikram Abdi and Popppy Delevingne played with embellishment, Salma Abu Deif, Tina Leung, and Chriselle Lim opted for soothing hues. Check out some of the best looks and moments from the evening below.
Yousef Akbar and Fashion Trust Arabia Co-Founder and Co-Chair Tania Fares. Photo: Getty
Ikram Abdi Omar. Photo: Getty
Dana Hourani. Photo: Getty
Dima Al Sheikhly Photo: Getty
Abdel El Tayeb Photo: Getty
Noor Tagouri. Photo: Getty
Nathalie Fanj. Photo: Getty
Imran Amed. Photo: Getty
Chriselle Lim. Photo: Getty
Anna Dello Russo. Photo: Getty
Tina Leung. Photo: Getty
Elyanna. Photo: Getty
Olivier Rousteing. Photo: Getty
Abdulla Al Abdulla. Photo: Getty
Binbella. Photo: Getty
Salma Abu Deif. Photo: Getty
Gaia Repossi. Photo: Getty
Olivia Culpo. Photo: Getty
Michele Lamy. Photo: Getty
Mohammed Al Turki. Photo: Getty
Hadban twins. Photo: Getty
Haneen Al Saify. Photo: Getty
Poppy Delevingne. Photo: Getty
Karen Wazen. Photo: Getty
Karolina Kurkova. Photo: Getty