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Judges

Aimee Song

Fashion Blogger

Aimee Song is an LA-based interior architect by trade and also runs one of th... [Read More]

Alber Elbaz

Fashion Designer

In October 2019, Alber Elbaz and Richemont signed a joint venture agreement, ... [Read More]

Christian Louboutin

Fashion Designer

As a 12-year-old child, Christian Louboutin loved to sketch women’s sho... [Read More]

Daniel Arsham

Artist

New York-based artist Daniel Arsham's work explores the fields of fi... [Read More]

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

FASHION DESIGNER

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

Elie Saab

Fashion Designer

Born in 1964 in Damour, Lebanon, Elie Saab is a self-taught fashion talent. H... [Read More]

Elizabeth Saltzman

Stylist

Elizabeth Saltzman’s work has been described as "classic with an u... [Read More]

FARIDA KHELFA

MODEL, ACTRESS, MUSE AND DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER

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

Gaia Repossi

Jewelry Designer

Gaia Repossi was born in 1986 in Turin, Italy. Surrounded by her fatherʼs exp... [Read More]

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI

FASHION DESIGNER

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

Laura Brown

InStyle US Editor-in-Chief

Laura Brown is the editor-in-chief of InStyle, the world’s most success... [Read More]

Olivier Rousteing

Creative Director of Balmain

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

Thom Browne

Fashion Designer

Thom Browne is widely recognized for challenging and modernizing today’... [Read More]

Wendi Murdoch

Entrepreneur

Wendi Deng Murdoch is a Chinese-born entrepreneur, investor, movie ... [Read More]

Yoon Anh

Fashion Designer and Dior Homme Director of Jewelry

Yoon Ahn and her husband Verbal founded Ambush in 2008 as an experimenta... [Read More]

The Advisory Board

ALEXIA NIEDZIELSKI

Co-founder of System Magazine

Alexia Niedzielski is an entrepreneur operating in the fashion industry. In 2013, she co-founded ... [Read More]

Carmen Busquets

Pioneer Luxury Fashion Entrepreneur

Pioneering luxury fashion entrepreneur, investor and humanitarian Carmen Busquets is an ardent su... [Read More]

Fabio Piras

Course Director at Central Saint Martins

Italian-born Fabio Piras has a BA in fashion design and an MA in womenswear, both from Centr... [Read More]

Gianluca Longo

Style Editor of British Vogue

Italian born, London-based Gianluca Longo is the Style Editor of British Vogue. He edits the... [Read More]

Jefferson Hack

CEO and Co-Founder of Dazed Media

Jefferson Hack is the CEO and Co-Founder of Dazed Media, an independent media company renown... [Read More]

Julie Gilhart

Founder of Julie Gilhart Consulting

Fashion industry veteran Julie Gilhart is founder of Julie Gilhart Consulting. The business is de... [Read More]

Karla Welch

Celebrity Stylist and Creative Director

Karla Welch is a Los Angeles-based celebrity stylist and creative director and has been named one... [Read More]

Natalie Kingham

Fashion and Buying director at Matchesfashion.com

Natalie Kingham has had an incredibly diverse career in fashion. Starting out as a buyer at ... [Read More]

Nez Gebreel

Former CEO of Dubai Design & Fashion Council

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

Roger Moukarzel

Renowned Photographer

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

Saif Mahdhi

Talent Agent and Founder of Safe Management

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

Sarah Andelman

Founder and Former Creative Director of Colette

As the creative director and curator for Colette in Paris from 1997 to 2017, Sarah Ande... [Read More]

Sarah Maino

Deputy Editor of Vogue Italia and head of Vogue Talents

Sara Maino’s first experience in fashion began in the early 1990s while working at the newl... [Read More]

Sarah Mower

Chief Critic of Vogue Runway and Advocate for young designers

Sarah Mower MBE is a journalist and advocate for young designers whose curiosity about the meanin... [Read More]

Sofia Guellaty

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Mille World

Born and raised in Tunisia, Sofia Guellaty brings her fashion knowledge and passion for Arab cult... [Read More]

Susie Lau

Journalist and Fashion Blogger

British journalist and fashion blogger Susie Lau got her start in 2006, when she launched her own... [Read More]

Tim Blanks

Editor at Large at Business of Fashion

In September 2015, Tim Blanks was named editor-at-large for the website Business of Fashion, afte... [Read More]

Winners of FTA 2020 Edition

AMMANII

Ammanii jewelry was born from a desire to tell stories and untie women while transcending cu... [Know More]

Andrea Wazen

Born in London and raised in Beirut, Andrea Wazen developed a great passion for sketching and des... [Know More]

Omer Asim

Omer Asim is a Sudanese designer living and working in London. He graduated from the Bartlett Sch... [Know More]

Yousef Akbar

Born and raised in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Yousef Akbar first studied logistics in Australia. But h... [Know More]

Zeid Hijazi

Zeid Hijazi grew up in Jordan, and he credits his art teacher in Amman with having given him the ... [Know More]

Finalists

Ahmed Serour

Ahmed Serour is a non-conforming genderless brand playing with cultural aesthetics, while trying ... [Know More]

Alexandra Hakim

Alexandra Hakim is a British-Lebanese jewelry maker and designer whose innovative craft... [Know More]

AMMANII

Ammanii jewelry was born from a desire to tell stories and untie women while transcending cu... [Know More]

Andrea Wazen

Born in London and raised in Beirut, Andrea Wazen developed a great passion for sketching and des... [Know More]

Bazza Alzouman

Kuwaiti designer Bazza Alzouman was born in Charleston, South Carolina and discovered her interes... [Know More]

Beige

Launched in 2017 by Muna al Othaiman, contemporary womenswear brand Beige fuses clean silhouettes... [Know More]

Born In Exile

Inspired by Libya’s rich and unexplored culture and traditions Born in Exile is a luxury re... [Know More]

ÈLBÉ

ÈLBÉ is a Franco-Tunisian brand that offers a wardrobe of accessories designed and ... [Know More]

Emergency Room

Eric Mathieu Ritter launched Emergency Room in Beirut in 2018 as a clothing brand with a mind of ... [Know More]

Fatima AlBaker

Fatima AlBaker, who hails from Qatar, always dreamed of being a fashion designer. She's a 201... [Know More]

Ilyes Ouali

Algerian designer Ilyes Ouali launched his eponymous brand in 2016. The label was born out of Ily... [Know More]

Intissar Baiz

Moroccan fashion designer Intissar Baiz creates experimental, wildly colorful clothes that captur... [Know More]

Kamushki

Libyan sisters Mariam and Dania Sawedeg are the design duo behind Kamushki jewelry. Together, the... [Know More]

Liudmila

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

Maya Chantout

Hailing from Syria and based in Paris, Maya Chantout is a graduate from the French capital's ... [Know More]

Nafsika Skourti

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

Omer Asim

Omer Asim is a Sudanese designer living and working in London. He graduated from the Bartlett Sch... [Know More]

OŪMÄEM

Anas Alomaim, the talent behind the OŪMÄEM brand, is an architect, artist, jewelry designer ... [Know More]

Ramla

Reem Hamed is an Egyptian designer who was born and raised in Cairo. She’s the fo... [Know More]

Sara Mrad

Born and raised in Beirut, Sara Mrad discovered her love of fashion at age 9. When her parents be... [Know More]

Shahira Lasheen

Shahira Lasheen is a luxury fashion house founded in 2015 in Egypt. The designer label specialize... [Know More]

Tamarzizt

Oumaima Tamarzizt was born and raised in Tunis. Driven by a passion for creation and beauty, she ... [Know More]

Yousef Akbar

Born and raised in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Yousef Akbar first studied logistics in Australia. But h... [Know More]

Zakaria Bendriouich

Moroccan bag designer and artisan Zakaria Bendriouich was born and raised in Marrakesh. A former ... [Know More]

Zeid Hijazi

Zeid Hijazi grew up in Jordan, and he credits his art teacher in Amman with having given him the ... [Know More]

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