Whatever our beliefs or our socio-cultural background, every New Year we all wait for something. We anticipate, often secretly. We pray, each in our way, we light candles, we burn incense, we question the cards… But most of all, we wait to make wishes! We love to share our wishes, stuffed with love and hope and light. We love to read them, those from people we love, obviously, but also those from people we do not know, or personalities that we admire.

Fashion Trust Arabia asked some of our creative community to share their wishes and hopes for 2022. This is how 2022 looks to them…

MEERA ADNAN | FASHION DESIGNER | PALESTINE

“As a Palestinian creative based in Gaza, this year was truly full of fear and challenges, but I’m moving forward with more hope and resilience than ever.” 

OSAMAH ALANOUD | FASHION MODEL | SAUDI ARABIA

“I wish for a new year full of surprises and accomplishments, a year full of happiness and peace for everyone!”

YASMINE EISSA | STYLIST | EGYPT

“Break a bad habit, learn a new skill, do a good deed. There are many good things you can do this coming year, so let’s all work on doing something new, ethical and kind. Wishing everyone a very healthy year, full of happiness and success!”

RAMI KADI | FASHION DESIGNER | LEBANON

“Wishing you a happy New Year from the Kadi family. May this new chapter be filled with joy, love and hope that will enliven the spirit of our beloved Lebanon and its people!”

JOSEPH OUECHEN | PHOTOGRAPHER | MOROCCO 

“I hope we can give a voice to underrepresented stories and let’s make diversity a hero word for 2022.”

GHADA AL SUBAEY | FASHION DESIGNER, 1309 STUDIOS | QATAR

“My intention for 2022 is for it to be a year of positive expansion in all aspects, full circle moments, exponential peace and joy-filled adventures.”