The Six: Roundup of top looks by Arab designers

Aishwarya Rai at the Cannes Film Festival 2018. (AFP)
Updated 24 December 2018

The Six: Roundup of top looks by Arab designers

DUBAI: 2018 has been filled with celebrities and stars dressing in glamorous Arab designs, here are some of our favorites
Izabel Goulart
Goulart wore a metallic and geometric Zuhair Murad gown at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. The tight fitted, cut out dress was glistening throughout the night.

Aishwarya Rai
Rai turned head in a sparkling Rami Kadi gown at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. The structured dress flattered her body and gave her a glow.

Tina Fey
Fey glowed at the 2018 Emmys in a flora, lace and velvet gown by Elie Saab. The gown featured pleats and a fitted waist in colors perfect for the cold season.

Chrissy Tiegen
Tiegen sparkled in a Zuhair Murad fall 2018 couture gown. With geometric antique silver motifs and long sleeves, the gown sparkled in all directions for the 2018 Emmys.

Lily Collins
British-American actress Collins wore a sparkling purple skirt and off-the-shoulder black bodice by Georges Chakra for the annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles.

Yvonne Orji
Orji stunned in a black, fitted, velvet gown from Georges Chakra for the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards. With simple detailing and a tailored cut, the dress was flattering and feminine.


Nora Attal has her day in the sun in Marrakesh

Updated 19 March 2019

Nora Attal has her day in the sun in Marrakesh

DUBAI: British-Moroccan model Nora Attal posed up a storm in Marrakesh’s golden sunlight for a new campaign by fashion brand Zara.

The in-demand model shared snaps from the campaign, photographed by Christian Macdonald, on her Instagram account.

The collection of photographs show Attal modelling looks from Zara’s laid-back Spring/Summer 2019 collection against a backdrop of rippling sand dunes. Her featured ensembled include kaftans and long-length cardigans with hefty stripes in a clay-and-beige color palette.

Attal is no stranger to fronting campaigns — in January, the model was chosen as one of seven rising stars to feature in British fashion house Alexander McQueen’s latest campaign.

The Spring/Summer 2019 collection photoshoot was shot by British fashion and documentary photographer Jamie Hawkesworth and featured Attal wearing a number of cowboy-inspired looks.

The year has gotten off to a busy start for Attal, who was similarly in demand in 2018, when she took to the catwalk for Elie Saab, Loewe and Dior during Paris Fashion Week in September and starred in Italian fashion label Versace’s summer advert campaign.

In May, luxury e-retailer Farfetch launched in the Middle East with a little help from the young model.

She starred in a photoshoot wearing pieces from collections on sale on the platform. The colorful photographs were accompanied by a snappy, chatty interview with the young model.
Readers got the chance to gain insight into her earliest fashion memories and learn some off-the-cuff facts about the star.

“Recently I’ve been obsessed with noughties trends. Everyone was so cool and effortless back then. Now I go out in a full Juicy Couture tracksuit with no shame,” she told Farfetch at the time.

“If I wasn’t a model, I’d probably be at university, studying to get into something like criminal investigations, profiling or law,” she added.

Attal finished off 2018 by hitting the sand dunes in the UAE — however, this time it wasn’t part of a high-end photoshoot, but rather a day of fun.

The model enjoyed an afternoon of sandboarding in the emirate of Sharjah and even posted a snap on Instagram at the time.

“Apparently sandboarding is a thing,” she captioned the sunset shot.