Imaan Hammam shows support for Knot On My Planet campaign

Imaan Hammam took to Instagram to show her support. (AFP)
Updated 23 July 2018

Imaan Hammam shows support for Knot On My Planet campaign

DUBAI: Dutch-Egyptian-Moroccan model Imaan Hammam took to Instagram to show her support for the Knot On My Planet campaign, which is seeking to protect elephants from poaching and trafficking.

The model, who recently walked the runway for Versace, posted a snap of herself holding a limited-edition Elephant Mini Bag by Spanish luxury fashion brand LOEWE.
The bag was launched in collaboration with Knot On My Planet, and its global ambassador Doutzen Kroes, and is exclusively available to buy on
Made from tan calfskin, LOEWE´s bag is adorned with handcrafted beadwork by Samburu Trust women from northern Kenya, who live among the elephants.
LOEWE is donating all the bag’s sales proceeds to the Elephant Crisis Fund, which aims to stop poaching, prevent trafficking and end the demand for ivory.
“Happy to support (the) #KnotOnMyPlanet campaign with my new @LOEWE elephant bag made in collaboration with women from the Samburu Workshop,” Hammam posted on Instagram, alongside a snap in which she is wearing an ivy green sweatshirt along with the quirky, colorful bag.
Hammam was born in Amsterdam and was discovered at the city’s Central Station when she was 13-years-old and is now a world-renowned advertising, editorial and runway model.
In an interview with Vogue Arabia in February, the 21-year-old model shared how her Egyptian-Moroccan heritage still inspires her and how she is proud to be the “modern poster girl for the diversity movement.
“Fashion is all about having a personality — and nothing is as inspiring as the power of being you,” she told the magazine for an issue in which she graced the cover alongside legendary Somali-American supermodel Iman.
Hammam wasn’t the only model to show her support for the animal welfare campaign.
Brazilian model and actress Gisele posted a shot on Instagram with the caption: “How cute is the elephant bag with beadwork made by Samburu women in Kenya? I am happy to support @Doutzen in this important mission to protect the elephants. 100 percent of (the) proceeds will be donated to the Elephant Crisis Fund, with the goal to end the slaughter of elephants for their ivory.”
British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley captioned her photograph: “So happy to be supporting the #KnotOnMyPlanet campaign with my new @LOEWE elephant bag made in collaboration with women from the Samburu Workshop.”
American models Karlie Kloss and Emily Ratajkowski also took to social media to show their support, posting sultry snaps of themselves holding the special handbags.

Imaan Hammam gets colorful in Versace

Updated 22 September 2018

Imaan Hammam gets colorful in Versace

DUBAI: Italy’s Versace played with bold prints, patchwork and leather in its Spring/Summer 2019 women’s collection in a star-studded show on Friday, the third day of Milan’s fashion week.
Dutch-Moroccan-Egyptian model Imaan Hammam, who has walked for the fashion house before, took to the runway in an elaborated denim pantsuit emblazoned with Versace’s flagship prints in neon colors.

Imaan Hammam. (AFP)

Meanwhile, celebrity model Bella Hadid, who walked the show with sister Gigi, wore a tight one-shouldered mini dress in yellow leather and matching sneakers.
Singers Leona Lewis, Nicki Minaj and Rita Ora, model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, actor Luke Evans and Italian influencer Chiara Ferragni were all in the front row of an enormous industrial space in the modern CityLife neighborhood where the runway show was held, Reuters reported.

Bella Hadid. (AFP)

Pale yellow walls formed a background to a carpeted floor that echoed some of the prints used in the collection — colored stripes, bright flowers over pinstripes, checks, roses and small flowers mimicking animal prints.
“The style of the Versace woman is so recognizable that it need not be explained. She is not afraid of showing her personality and she is extremely feminine and confident,” read a style note by the fashion house, known for its daring designs.
Close-fitting silhouettes, ruched flared trousers and layered looks, with tulle mini-dresses paired with silk-printed longer ones, designed by Artistic Director and Vice President Donatella Versace, paraded down the catwalk in orange, violet and lime colors.

Gigi Hadid. (AFP)

“The all-over prints of the clothes are overlapped with neat nonchalance,” the note said.
For the evening, Versace flaunted a black satin tuxedo paired with flared trousers, or knee-length leather skirts with golden buttons.
Nineties supermodel Shalom Harlow closed the show, donning a long tulle dress with colorful flower embellishments that flared out in a transparent, sparkly black skirt.
Some of the models carried big boxed bags that echoed old-fashioned travel trunks, or large PVC shopping bags emblazoned with Versace writing. On their feet they wore chunky sneakers, college shoes, or square-heeled sandals, while their ears featured big flower-shaped ear-cuffs matched with hairpins.
The brand with the famed Medusa logo said that her “mystic powers and ever-powerful persona are evident now more than ever,” according to the show notes.
Fake snakeskin, flowers, polished leather and layer upon layer, the Versace collection was eclectic and refined, AFP noted in its review.