Trend business heavyweights descended on Doha this week to attend the fourth version of the Trend Belief Arabia Awards, organized underneath the royal patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser and her daughter and FTA Co-Chair Her Excellency Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. The hefty money prizes and intensive mentorship applications are designed to assist upcoming designers from the MENA area. The competitors emphasizes not solely inventive ability, but in addition sustainable practices and manufacturing strategies that respect native traditions and help ladies’s artisanal communities.
Among the many many worthy younger abilities, this version’s winners within the ready-to-wear class have been the Saudi sisters Siham and Sarah Albinali, whose assortment of daring, structured silhouettes was tinged with a delicate goth vibe. The Moroccan-born designer Artsi Ifrach of Maison ARTC scooped up the eveningwear prize for his poetic one-of-a-kind items, assembled with creative aptitude from objects trouvés. The jewellery award went to the Egyptian-born artist Fatma Mostafa whose distinctive gold-plated items are hand-embroidered and embedded with delicate landscapes as in the event that they have been valuable stones. The Sudanese designer Eilaf Osman acquired the accent award for her assortment of distinctive artisanal baggage and baskets, made by a neighborhood of ladies coil-stitch weavers from the Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda and assembled by leather-based craftsmen in a small Andalusian village in Spain.
The help and elevation of underprivileged artisanal communities was a standard follow amongst this yr’s finalists. “The human hand-feel was vital in lots of collections throughout all classes,” identified Erdem
Moralioglu, an FTA Advisory Board member. “All of the works had a gorgeous handmade-ness about them, and a intelligent method to sustainable sourcing.” This version’s visitor nation was Turkey, which has a practice of outstanding craftsmanship; designer Burç Akyol was the winner of the First prize.