UAE-based model Jessica Kahawaty struts in Malone Souliers footwear

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The UAE-based model in a campaign for the British shoe brand Malone Souliers. (Courtesy Jessica Kahawaty)
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The UAE-based model in a campaign for the British shoe brand Malone Souliers. (Courtesy Jessica Kahawaty)
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Jessica Kahawaty hits the red carpet. (Shutterstock)
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Jessica Kahawaty on a fashion shoot. (Shutterstock)
Updated 06 August 2018
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UAE-based model Jessica Kahawaty struts in Malone Souliers footwear

  • Kahawaty unveiled photos and video shots from the Malone Souliers campaign on her social media page
  • Since the establishment of Malone Souliers in 2014, the luxury footwear label has enjoyed a growth of over 250 luxury points of sale across the world

JEDDAH: Jessica Kahawaty, the UAE-based Lebanese-Australian model, is collaborating with luxury British footwear label Malone Souliers for a new campaign.
Kahawaty unveiled photos and video shots from the campaign on her social media page with the caption: “I’m so happy to finally share with you all my International Campaign with @MaloneSouliers and the super cool @RoyLuwolt. Thank you for having me part of your vision and giving me creative control alongside you.”
The 29-year-old social media star is wearing a white shirt by Luwolt’s other brand, Absence of Paper, with a pink skirt and Malone Souliers heels. The campaign was shot by Australian photographer India Hartford Davis.
“Hope you guys love the images as much as I do. Roy gave me a lot of creative control to jump around and do what I want in his candy shop of shoes @malonesouliers,” Kahawaty wrote in an Instagram story.
Since the establishment of Malone Souliers in 2014, the luxury footwear label has enjoyed a growth of over 250 luxury points of sale across the world.
Handmade in Italy, the shoes come in a selected range of styles and colors. “Lashings of audacious laces, pencil-sharp stilettos and buttery suede are just a few of the refined features that bestow the Malone Souliers woman with sartorial nous,” the label’s website says.
Kahawaty won Miss World Australia 2012, after which she proceeded to Miss World 2012, where she was declared the second runner-up. The Middle Eastern beauty is a fashion and beauty icon in the region and beyond. She went on to host entertainment shows for Yahoo! Maktoob as well as “Project Runway Middle East.”
At the Cannes International Film Festival in May, she walked the red carpet wearing Lebanese label Azzi & Osta for the premiere of Spike Lee’s film “BlacKkKlansman.”
Earlier in February, she rubbed shoulders with the likes of British model Jourdan Dunn, singer Rita Ora and US actress Zendaya at the British Vogue Fashion and Film Party in London. She has filmed various commercials, including Maybelline cosmetics for India and Lexus cars for Australia.
Kahawaty has studied business, finance and law in Sydney and is a keen supporter of a number of humanitarian causes, including UNICEF and the United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR).
Last year, fashion house Louis Vuitton selected Kahawaty to work with UNICEF at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan to help children affected by the Syrian crisis, which has seen millions of people displaced.
Kahawaty also urged fans to help end child violence as part of the UNICEF Australia initiative, “A Minute of Your Time.”


Bella Hadid marches to the beat as Cavalli unveils its latest line

Updated 23 February 2019
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Bella Hadid marches to the beat as Cavalli unveils its latest line

MILAN: On a frosty day in Milan, US-Palestinian model Bella Hadid caused the crowd to hold their smartphones a little higher when she took to the runway at Roberto Cavalli’s Fall/Winter 2019 show during Milan Fashion Week.
The show, which kicked off to thumping music at close to 1pm local time on Saturday, took place in a white tent in the unassuming Giardini Indro Montanelli park, a 20-minute walk from the fashion capital’s central hub.
As children played in the park outside — and bemused parents asked what all the photographers and fuss was all about — the Italian label showed off a decidedly more subdued collection inside.

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Fans of the flamboyant label, headed by designer Paul Surridge, should prepare themselves for a little less animal print that usual in the label’s latest outing.
It’s far from boring, however. The tired leopard print has been retired in favor of a slinky snakeskin, zebra print and fresh take on camouflage print — in a palette of blue, teal and crystal white.

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Both womenswear and menswear items featured the print on pieces ranging from bulky jackets to form-fitting, glittering dresses with keyhole backs.
A luscious teal shade is visible throughout the line, with men’s blazers and cropped snakeskin jackets for women boasting variants of the color.
Pleats also seem to be in this season, as the designer showed off a fair few creations with tightly pleated, yet flowing, skirts — including a magenta dress with a deep V-neck and mid-length skirt that stood out.

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Other pops of color included an ochre yellow minidress showed off by the Hadid sibling — with its ribbed bodice and flowing, schoolgirl-style skirt, it’s a creative take on the standard winter jumper dress.
Crystallized trousers and form-fitting minidresses featured throughout the collection, with the menswear adopting the bling, albeit with more boxy cuts.

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Keyhole openings placed at the front of some dresses, rather than at the back, and one tight number which flared into a skirt of material swatches and Bella’s jumper dress were the only real experiments in terms of cut.
However, the icy collection, with its frosty shades and cool blend of colors will no doubt go down a treat.

(AFP)