Mariah Idrissi walks tall for UAE online retailer Namshi

Modest-fashion icon Mariah Idrissi has worked for a diverse range of brands, including MAC Cosmetics and Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty. (Courtesy Mariah Idrissi Instagram)
Updated 12 March 2018

Mariah Idrissi walks tall for UAE online retailer Namshi

DUBAI: Modest-fashion icon Mariah Idrissi has been spotlighting her new campaign for UAE-based online fashion retailer Namshi on Instagram.
Posting a picture of one of the campaign’s posters inside the Dubai Metro, the British model and social-media star wrote the self-deprecating missive: “When boss mans on their way to work and they gotta see my bighead.”
Idrissi first made headlines in 2015 when she became the first model to wear a hijab in an international fashion campaign — Swedish retailer H&M’s “Close the Loop.” The 25-year-old, who has Moroccan and Pakistani ancestry, has since been hailed as one of the pioneers of the Muslim-influenced modest fashion movement, working for a diverse range of brands, including MAC Cosmetics and Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty.
The Namshi campaign continues this trend, once again featuring Idrissi in her hijab.
Idrissi had earlier posted images from the Namshi campaign photo shoot on her Instagram page, including a shot of her dressed in a crushed velvet silver two-piece, belted at the waist, sitting on a step ladder placed on a rooftop with Dubai’s iconic skyline behind her, accompanied by the caption “All the way up.”
Idrissi recently returned from a trip to Los Angeles, also chronicled on Instagram, during which she hung out with fellow Brit, actor John Boyega, star of the current “Star Wars” movies, among others.
“What I’ve loved about this city are the two worlds that co-exist so beautifully,” she wrote. “You got the whole Hollywood, everybody tryna be somebody city, but then you also have the land’s natural beauty.”

Nora Attal, Nour Rizk light up Dior runway

Updated 30 September 2020

Nora Attal, Nour Rizk light up Dior runway

DUBAI: Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri presented the Dior Spring 2021 ready-to-wear show to a socially distanced audience in a tent in the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris on Tuesday night. The offering featured 86 looks modeled by a diverse cast of catwalkers, which included two familiar regional faces: Moroccan-British star Nora Attal and Lebanese model Nour Rizk.

Rizk, who is based between London and Dubai, took to the runway wearing a zip-up windbreaker in Shibori-inspired tie dye paired with a matching skirt and a headwrap. 

For Attal’s part, the 21-year-old turned heads wearing a sheer, white lace playsuit with long-sleeves and fringe detailing. 

Nora Attal on the Dior Spring 2021 RTW runway. Getty Images

Attal, who made her runway debut in 2017, is a runway fixture at the house of Dior. She has walked in plenty of shows for the Parisian maison, including the Spring 2019 couture, Spring 2018 ready-to-wear and Fall 2018 couture shows, among others.

Meanwhile, it was Rizk’s first time walking for the French house.

However, she has had quite a stellar Fashion Month this season, gracing the runways of David Koma, No.21, Max Mara, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini and Burberry.


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According to show notes, women at home served as a point of inspiration for the Dior collection, be they poets or intellectuals, “wrapped in infinite layers of color, like Virginia Woolf, or dressed in a simple white shirt, like Susan Sontag.”

Chiuri’s new collection was punctuated by chiffon dresses, tunics, short kimonos, bar jackets, culottes and embroidered skirts in dusty colors and tie-dye. The former Valentino creative director also worked with women in Indonesia on original Ikat prints, which were translated onto duster coats.

Nour Rizk on the Dior Spring 2021 RTW runway. Getty Images

The show, which was streamed on social media platform TikTok was presented to a front row that included “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams and her partner Reuben Selby, Russian supermodel Natalia Vodanova and French actress Ludivine Sagnier.

The runway presentation was not without a rather shocking surprise – as the last model finished the finale train, a woman in the audience walked onto the catwalk and unfurled a yellow banner bearing the slogan “We Are All Fashion Victims” and the logo of London climate protest group Extinction Rebellion.