About Fashion Trust Arabia
Fashion Trust Arabia (FTA) is an annual non-profit organization that aims to provide financial and business support as well as international recognition to the dynamic fashion designers in the MENA region.
Fashion Trust Arabia launched in September 2018 under the patronage of HH Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser as Honorary Chair and co-Chaired by HE Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani and Tania Fares, Founder of Fashion Trust.
FTA is the only initiative of its kind operating in the Arab world, dedicated to finding and nurturing talented designers.
FTA has partnered with Matchesfashion.com to provide the winning designers with the business mentorship and overall support they need. The winners will also be stocked on Matchesfashion.com.
Winners will be selected at FTA’s inaugural ceremony taking place during March 2020 in Doha, Qatar, in the presence of HH Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser.
There, the finalists will present their collections to FTA’s judging panel of international industry leaders and figures who will collectively select the winning designers.
Following the success of the BFC Fashion Trust in the UK, which has established itself as a key supporter of British designers who have gone onwards to build global brands, Fashion Trust Arabia was conceived to offer the same opportunities.
We strongly believe that the MENA region boasts an incredibly dynamic and creative potential in fashion, where talented designers are increasingly being afforded global recognition.
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser has been a driving force behind education and social reforms in Qatar for the past two decades. She plays a key role in supporting the Qatar National Vision – a far-reaching agenda to transform the country into a robust, knowledge-based society by 2030. Sheikha Moza’s core vision is that quality education is the key to a thriving global economy and sustainable peace. Driven by this vision, she is highly active on the international stage, spearheading projects to promote education and human development throughout the world. In January 2016, Sheikha Moza was appointed as a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocate, through which she committed to advocating for access to quality education around the world, in addition to advocating for the importance of all the Sustainable goals for the future of humanity.
Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Co-Chair
Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is engaged in the fields of formal and informal education. She is Chairperson of Qatar Museums, Doha Film Institute and Qatar Leadership.(read more)
Tania Fares Co-Chair
Tania Fares is the Founder and Co-Chair of Fashion Trust, a non-profit initiative that is dedicated to finding, funding and mentoring young design talent. Conceived with the purpose of supporting the fashion industry by providing mentoring and donations, the trust supports designers as they build their brand into a thriving global business.(read more)