Fashion Trust Arabia is a non-profit initiative launched in 2018 under the patronage of HH Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser as honorary chair, with co-chairs HE Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani and Tania Fares. It was initially conceived as a prize to support up-and-coming and established fashion designers in the region, an initiative that has been highly successful in its three years of existence. Fashion Trust Arabia has expanded by launching FTA Pulse. Complementing FTA Prize, this invaluable resource assists in shining the spotlight on the Arab fashion world’s luminaries by bringing attention to the region through features and interviews. Fashion Trust Arabia enhances its educational purpose by offering exclusive mentoring sessions with industry leaders. The online platform also gives insights into each country’s fashion resources with the Directory, whereby individuals and retailers will know where to source materials and which designers best fit their needs, while identifying the emerging designers and the latest fashion products in the region. By exploring local culture, regional trends and the latest innovations, Fashion Trust Arabia now showcases a never-before-seen panorama of the Arab fashion scene, while simultaneously highlighting the sector’s great global significance.
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Whitney Robinson is a design and style entrepreneur, editor, real estate investor, television personality and authority in the worlds of luxury, interiors and fashion. He is the former editor-in-chief of ELLE DÉCOR, the world’s leading design brand, which he ran from 2017-2020. Prior to ED, Robinson spent a decade at Hearst Magazines, traveling the world producing style and interiors stories on celebrities and luminaries including: Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Julianne Moore, Bruce Willis and Seth Myers for Town&Country, House Beautiful and Metropolitan Home. He is the co-founder of Qulture.com, a digital destination for arts and culture in the Middle East. Robinson has written about interiors, fashion, jewelry, food and travel for publications including T: The New York Times Style Magazine, WSJ Magazine and Departures. In addition, he starred in Bravo’s hit design show Best Room Wins (2019), and appears regularly on NBC’s Open House, Watch What Happens Live!, and Always at the Carlyle. He lives in New York City.
Katrina Israel is a writer, editor and brand consultant who recently returned home to Sydney after 10 years in London working for The Evening Standard Magazine, Wallpaper* and Russh. She started out at The Australian Newspaper and Harper’s Bazaar Australia, and has contributed to The Telegraph UK, WSJ and Vogue Australia. Katrina's digital background also includes e-commerce roles for Quintessentially and Net-a-Porter in London.
Alexander Fury is a fashion journalist, author and critic. He is the fashion features director of AnOther magazine, and the men’s critic of the Financial Times newspaper. In 2016, he was made the first chief fashion correspondent at T: The New York Times Style Magazine, a position he held until 2018. Prior to this, from 2013 to 2016 Fury was fashion editor of the Independent, i and the Independent on Sunday newspapers. He was the inaugural men’s critic for American Vogue.com, covering the winter 2016 and spring 2017 menswear seasons. Fury was the first journalist to receive the Editorial Intelligence Award for Fashion Commentator of the Year 2014-15, and is a member of the Business of Fashion’s BoF 500. In 2018, Fury received the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. In the same year, he was the writer for the exhibition Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier at the Design Museum, London, the first UK retrospective of the designer's work.