Arab fashion takes centre stage once more and we’re back with our weekly roundup celebrating all the newsworthy headlines you need to know. So let’s get right into it.

Marzook release an exclusive Qatar-inspired clutch bag: FTA 2019 finalists, Marzook, have released an exclusive hexagonal clutch bag inspired by FIFA in Qatar. The bag takes its inspiration from Qatar’s Islamic Museum and its unique architecture. The diamanté color way which comes in maroon and white is inspired by the Qatari flag. “The Hexagonal shape design is sprung from the circle and how equally sized circles create a patterned formation known as a hexagon shape. Hence the evolution of Marzook’s circular bag to the hexagonal shape,” explains Shouq AlMarzook.

Salim Azzam Pop Up Lands in Beirut: Lebanese designer and FTA 2019 ready-to-wear winner Salim Azzam announces new pop up in the heart of Gemmayze, Beirut, just in time for the holiday season. Designed by Joanne Metni, the idea behind the shop was to integrate Salim’s vision of a poetic, romantic and warm home into this space, as the brand celebrates the launch of the Salim Azzam At Home collection.

Maluma in Jean Louis Sabaji: Maluma is soaking in all the Arab pride this football season. The Colombian singer stepped out rocking a custom crystal studded shirt and bootcut trousers by Lebanese couturier Jean Louis Sabaji to the fan festival opening for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. We love to see it.

Circle O and a special World Cup collection: FTA 2021 debut finalist, Roudha Almazroei has released a special collection for her Doha-based sportswear label, Circle O, in collaboration Qatari artist Maryam Al-Homaid, inspired by the World Cup event taking place in Doha. The collection’s clean cuts and effortless silhouettes are fit for any occasion. If you’re on the hunt for chic and sporty pieces that are easy to layer, you may have just found your match.

Egypt inspired Rousteing: Balmain’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing pays homage to Egyptian imagination for the brand’s resort 2023 collection. From sumptuous silhouettes to bright and earthy tones, this collection reflects Rousteing’s passion for adventurous and mysterious tales, perfectly juxtaposing the maximalism and minimalism of the pharaonic age.

Renwa releases SS23 collection, “Mother of Water:” FTA 2022 ready-to-finalist, Renwa, released the new campaign for her SS23 collection, inspired by the African myth and legend, Goddess of the sea – the “Mother of Water.” “Having grown up at the sea between the lagoons, villagers believe that she’s a spiritual force able to transfer goodwill and prosperity through her spells,” explains Renwa. The collection features cotton with special waving techniques inspired by the local villagers who used to spend days waiting for the Goddess’ arrival, while the braiding details, evident in the collection are a reference to her long hair.