The Six: Street Style at Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week attracts stylish bloggers from around the world. (Shutterstock)
Updated 02 October 2018

The Six: Street Style at Paris Fashion Week

  • Arab influencers have taken the streets of Paris by storm this fashion week

DUBAI: Arab influencers have taken the streets of Paris by storm this fashion week. We take a look at six looks sported by the region’s style icons.

Lana El-Sahely

The Lebanese blogger sported a full Dior look while attending the show in Paris. She went with a Parisian-style outfit, with a hat, colorful patchwork skirt, biker boots and a classic leather jacket.

Lana Sahely attending the Dior show at Paris Fashion Week. (AFP)

Jessica Kahawaty

Kahawaty wore an eye-catching outfit to the Balmain show. The Lebanese-Australian influencer chose semi-see-through pants, an oversized sequined jumper and plastic see-through boots — all with the same holographic effect.

Jessica Kahawaty attending the Balmain show at Paris Fashion Week. (AFP)

Dima Al-Sheikhly

Al-Sheikhly sported a structured red velvet dress to the Elie Saab show this week. She kept her accessories simple as the dress was a statement piece.

Rania Fawaz

Fawaz layered different textures, patterns and colors for this look she wore to the Issey Miyake show. From silk to denim, it does look a little on the messier side of the style spectrum.

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Dana Hourani

Hourani showed off a Dior outfit when she attended the show. True to her unique sense of style, she sported pants and a simple white shirt with lots of accessories.

Dana Hourani attending the Dior show at Paris Fashion Week. (AFP)

Leena Al-Ghouti

Wearing a dark emerald green suit and a plastic see-through oversized jacket, Al-Ghouti looked effortlessly chic on the streets of Paris.

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Jessica Kahawaty scores big with new Inter Milan campaign

Jessica Kahawaty released her latest campaign with Inter Milan. (AFP)
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Jessica Kahawaty scores big with new Inter Milan campaign

DUBAI: Lebanese-Australian model and influencer Jessica Kahawaty unveiled her latest ad campaign this week — a gritty new video for Italian football team Inter Milan.

The clip, which Kahawaty and Inter shared on their Instagram pages, features various dedicated professionals, from a dancer to a kitesurfer, refining their craft through sheer hard work.

“Whatever they say/ don’t bother trying. Triers can quit/ while I’m here, flying,” a male voice says in the video, before adding, “I’ve failed without guard/ I’ve fallen hard. I’ve been so wrong/ And that made me strong.”

The camera then pans to Kahawaty, wearing the club’s signature black-and-blue striped kit, who seems to be standing in a cavernous tunnel, as she says, “But this is not for everyone.”



The model took to Instagram to share the clip, captioning the post: “Proud to reveal my international campaign for @inter football team” in English, Italian and Arabic.

She stars alongside Chinese contemporary dancer Duan Jingting, the former Shanghai Ballet dancer who shot to fame on “So You Think You Can Dance China” and Airton Cozzolino, a champion kitesurfer.

For her part, Kahawaty studied business, finance and law in Sydney and then made a move into modelling and event hosting. The social media influencer, with 846,000 followers on Instagram, is also 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 Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan to help children affected by the Syrian crisis, which has seen millions of people displaced.

The multi-talented celebrity also gave a talk at the TEDxSciencesPo event in Paris in April 2018.

The conference, according to a press release, brought together influencers “who work toward breaking the wall between the East and the West” and aims to “provide an essential bridge, to fuse the gap between rising trends of neo-conservatism predominant in the South of France and the cultural diversity that characterizes the Arab world.”