FTA 2019 Edition

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The Judges

ALEXANDER WANG

FASHION DESIGNER

Alexander Wang was born and raised in San Francisco, California and later mov... [Read More]

ANTOINE ARNAULT

CEO OF BERLUTI AND CHAIRMAN OF LORO PIANA

Antoine Arnault is a French businessman. He graduated from HEC Montreal and h... [Read More]

CARLA BRUNI

SINGER - SONGWRITER AND SUPERMODEL

Carla Bruni-Tedeschi was born in Turin, Italy, on 23 December 1967. She is th... [Read More]

CAROLINE SCHEUFELE

CHOPARD CO-PRESIDENT AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Chopard Co-President and Artistic Director Caroline Scheufele’s energy ... [Read More]

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

FASHION DESIGNER

Diane von Furstenberg is a fashion designer, philanthropist and Founder ... [Read More]

EDGARDO OSORIO

FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR AT AQUAZZURA

Born in Colombia and raised between Miami and London, Edgardo Osorio, founder... [Read More]

ERDEM

FASHION DESIGNER

Established in London in 2005, Erdem has come to be synonymous with versatile... [Read More]

FARIDA KHELFA

MODEL, ACTRESS, MUSE, AND DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER

Model, actress, muse and documentary filmmaker Farida Khelfa was born in... [Read More]

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI

FASHION DESIGNER

Roman-born Giambattista Valli launched his eponymous brand in 2005, heralding... [Read More]

HAIDER ACKERMANN

FASHION DESIGNER

Born in Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia, Haider Ackermann grew up in diff... [Read More]

IMAAN HAMMAM

MODEL

Imaan Hammam’s fierce ascent into the top tier category of fashion mode... [Read More]

MARIA MILANO

HEAD OF WOMENSWEAR AT HARRODS

Maria Milano has been in the fashion industry for 15 years, starting her care... [Read More]

NATALIA VODIANOVA

SUPERMODEL

Natalia Vodianova is one of the world’s most successful supermodels and... [Read More]

NATALIE MASSENET

ENTREPRENEUR

Natalie Massenet is co-founder and co-Managing Partner of Imaginary Ventures,... [Read More]

OLIVIER ROUSTEING

FASHION DESIGNER

When Olivier Rousteing, then 25, was selected to head Balmain’s design ... [Read More]

PIERPAOLO PICCIOLI

FASHION DESIGNER

"I have always loved cinema and during my adolescence I dreamed of becom... [Read More]

REMO RUFFINI

CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF MONCLER S.P.A.

Remo Ruffini is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Moncler S.p.A. He... [Read More]

SARA SOZZANI MAINO

DEPUTY EDITOR

Sara Sozzani Maino’s first experience in fashion began in the early 199... [Read More]

SARAH MOWER

JOURNALIST AND ADVOCATE FOR YOUNG DESIGNERS

Sarah Mower MBE is a journalist and advocate for young designers whose curios... [Read More]

SONAM KAPOOR AHUJA

ACTRESS

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is an Indian actress and the daughter of Bollywood st... [Read More]

STEFANO TONCHI

FORMER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF W MAGAZINE

Stefano Tonchi was the Editor in Chief of W from 2010 to 2019. Under his dire... [Read More]

VICTORIA BECKHAM

FASHION DESIGNER

Victoria Beckham started studying ballet at a young age, moving on to pursue ... [Read More]

ZUHAIR MURAD

FASHION DESIGNER

Zuhair Murad grew up in Baalbek, Lebanon. Since his childhood, he always drea... [Read More]

The Advisory Board

CAROLINE ISSA

FASHION DIRECTOR AT TANK MAGAZINE

Caroline Issa grew up in Montreal, Canada and left to do her undergraduate business management de... [Read More]

DESIRÉE BOLLIER

CHAIR OF VALUE RETAIL MANAGEMENT AND CHIEF MERCHANT

Desirée Bollier, Chair of Value Retail Management and Chief Merchant of Value Retail&rsquo... [Read More]

GHIZLAN GUENEZ

FOUNDER AND CEO OF THE MODIST

Ghizlan Guenez is the Founder and CEO of The Modist, the first global luxury e-commerce destinati... [Read More]

NADINE LABAKI

DIRECTOR AND ACTRESS

Nadine Labaki was born in Lebanon, and grew up during the years of civil war, obtaining a degree ... [Read More]

NEZ GEBREEL

FORMER CEO OF DUBAI DESIGN AND FASHION COUNCIL

Nez Gebreel has had a deep and celebrated career in global brand development and management. She ... [Read More]

NEZHA ALAOUI

PRESIDENT OF THE MAYSHAD FOUNDATION

Nezha Alaoui is an active entrepreneur and influencer currently based in New York with additional... [Read More]

RABIH KAYROUZ

FASHION DESIGNER AND STARCH FOUNDATION FOUNDER

Rabih Kayrouz’s foray into fashion design started in 1991, when he began his studies at the... [Read More]

RACHAD TABIAT

OWNER OF ALOTHMAN

Lebanese-born Rachad Tabiat is the owner of AlOthman, Kuwait’s first multi-brand high-end b... [Read More]

REEM ACRA

FASHION DESIGNER

Reem Acra is a renowned international designer known for her breathtaking collections in ready-to... [Read More]

ROGER MOUKARZEL

PHOTOGRAPHER

Globally recognized photographer Roger Moukarzel has been working in the world of image since age... [Read More]

SAIF MAHDHI

TALENT AGENT

Saif Mahdhi was born in Paris and is of Tunisian descent. He is a renowned model and talent agent... [Read More]

SHEIKHA RAYA AL KHALIFA

FOUNDER OF WAJOOD CONSULTANCY - DOHA

Sheikha Raya Al-Khalifa founded Wajood Consultancy in Doha, Qatar. One of her consultancy's m... [Read More]

SUSAN SABET

FOUNDER OF PASHION

Susan Sabet launched Pashion, the quarterly, bi-lingual (Arabic and English), fashion, beauty and... [Read More]

WISSAM AL MANA

BOARD MEMBER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF S.H. AL MANA GROUP OF COMPANIES

Wissam Al Mana is a board member and the Managing Director of S.H. Al Mana Group of Companies, on... [Read More]

Winners of FTA 2019 Edition

KRIKOR JABOTIAN

Lebanese designer Krikor Jabotian jump-started his career within the creative department at Elie ... [Know More]

MUKHI SISTERS

In February 2009, three Indian-Lebanese sisters (Maya, Meena, and Zeenat Mukhi) decided to take t... [Know More]

RONI HELOU

Roni Helou was born in Lebanon in 1992. He attended Creative Space Beirut, a progressive fashion ... [Know More]

SABRY MAROUF

Sabry Marouf is a creative partnership working in luxury artifacts that pay tribute to the design... [Know More]

SALIM AZZAM

Salim Azzam is a Lebanese visual storyteller and illustrator with a Master’s degree in visu... [Know More]

ZYNE

Zyne means beauty in Arabic and that’s just what Zineb Britel and Laura Pujol are bringing ... [Know More]

Finalists

AMNA ALSALEM

Amna Alsalem grew up in Kuwait. She's the daughter of an art collector and homeware... [Know More]

AZZI & OSTA

Azzi & Osta, the brainchild of designers George Azzi and Assaad Osta, is a couture house that... [Know More]

BASSCOUTUR

Since 2008, Basscoutur founder and artistic director Riad Trabelsi has been activating the idea o... [Know More]

BOYFRIEND

Amine Jreissati grew up in a Lebanese family with an acute affinity toward fashion. Aft... [Know More]

DONNA HOURANI

Lebanese-born fine jewelry designer Donna Hourani launched her eponymous brand in August 2016, af... [Know More]

HAMZA GUELMOUSS

Hamza Guelmouss is a 24-year-old emerging Moroccan fashion designer whose brand combines a d... [Know More]

HUSSEIN BAZAZA

Beirut-born Hussein Bazaza developed an appreciation for all artistic fields at a young... [Know More]

JOANNA LAURA CONSTANTINE

Joanna Laura Constantine is the creative force behind her eponymous luxury accessories ... [Know More]

KARIM ADDUCHI

The goal of fashion should be to tell a story and to transform pieces of fabric into magic that t... [Know More]

KARMA SALMAN

Born in London and raised in Beirut, Karma Salman fell in love with jewelry while she was still i... [Know More]

KRIKOR JABOTIAN

Lebanese designer Krikor Jabotian jump-started his career within the creative department at Elie ... [Know More]

LIUDMILA

Liudmila was founded in 2014 by young Kuwaiti designer Najeeba Hayat. The project began as a tran... [Know More]

MARZOOK

Marzook's journey into design was initially driven by their passion for art and design. ... [Know More]

MUKHI SISTERS

In February 2009, three Indian-Lebanese sisters (Maya, Meena, and Zeenat Mukhi) decided to take t... [Know More]

NAFSIKA SKOURTI

Nafsika Skourti is a directional upper contemporary womenswear brand that embraces both glamour a... [Know More]

OKHTEIN

Egyptian siblings Aya and Mounaz Abdelraouf launched their brand Okhtein – meaning sis... [Know More]

POISE

Born in Lebanon, Emma Boutros graduated with honors from the Lebanese American University (LAU) w... [Know More]

REEMAMI

Reema Al Banna is the founder and designer of award-winning UAE-based label Reemami. Origina... [Know More]

RONI HELOU

Roni Helou was born in Lebanon in 1992. He attended Creative Space Beirut, a progressive fashion ... [Know More]

SABRY MAROUF

Sabry Marouf is a creative partnership working in luxury artifacts that pay tribute to the design... [Know More]

SADAFA

Dina El Sheikh was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and was raised among diverse cultures, increas... [Know More]

SALIM AZZAM

Salim Azzam is a Lebanese visual storyteller and illustrator with a Master’s degree in visu... [Know More]

SANDRA MANSOUR

Sandra Mansour, a fashion house known for its intricate ready-to-wear line and bespoke bridal wea... [Know More]

YASMIN MANSOUR

Yasmin Mansour was born in 1990 and earned her fashion degree in 2012. Inherent in her ... [Know More]

ZYNE

Zyne means beauty in Arabic and that’s just what Zineb Britel and Laura Pujol are bringing ... [Know More]

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