Walk like an Egyptian: Chanel sends models down the runway in Egypt-inspired looks

Walk like an Egyptian: Chanel sends models down the runway in Egypt-inspired looks
Models hit the runway in Ancient Egypt-inspired looks. (AFP)
Updated 08 December 2018

Walk like an Egyptian: Chanel sends models down the runway in Egypt-inspired looks

Walk like an Egyptian: Chanel sends models down the runway in Egypt-inspired looks

DUBAI: Models hit the runway in Ancient Egypt-inspired looks as Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld took his traveling fashion show to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art last week. Here are six looks from the show we loved.
Going for gold
Gold shimmered all over the runway, as models strolled past the floodlit temple in everything from gold thigh-high boots to gold brimmed hats to glistening dresses with golden feather adornments, to shoulder-length gold earrings.




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Catwalk celebs
A celebrity even walked the runway: Pharrell Williams wore a very Egyptian-looking gold mesh top adorned with designs resembling a wide, jeweled Egyptian necklace and shiny gold pants.




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Denim darlings
There was also some distressed denim, and definitely some tweed, but shiny gold was the order of the day.




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Mosaic madness
One particularly stunning shoulderless gown looked like an Egyptian mosaic, with interlocking tiles in the Egyptian color palette of light and dark blues, red, and of course, gold.




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Egyptian sunset
Hieroglyph-inspired knitwear in bold shades and metallic trousers, which evoked the colors of a sunset over the Nile, also made an appearance on the runway.




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Heat wave
The stiff ensemble radiated the heat of a hot, dusty Egyptian day with searing orange and electric yellow shades.




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Five-day fashion bootcamp to promote Saudi talent, entrepreneurs

Five-day fashion bootcamp to promote Saudi talent, entrepreneurs
Updated 14 January 2021

Five-day fashion bootcamp to promote Saudi talent, entrepreneurs

Five-day fashion bootcamp to promote Saudi talent, entrepreneurs

JEDDAH: A virtual bootcamp aimed at promoting entrepreneurial talent in Saudi Arabia’s fledgling fashion industry has opened for applicants.
The Kingdom’s Fashion Commission launched the second phase of its incubation program as part of an initiative to boost cultural entrepreneurship in the country with the support of the Quality of Life scheme.
One of 11 commissions established by the Ministry of Culture, the Fashion Commission’s program will run a series of workshops from Feb. 28 until March 4 addressed by top academic speakers, thought leaders, Saudi business figures, and international institutions involved in the fashion sector.
Virtual bootcamp participants will learn how to develop their business projects, network, build partnerships, assess the market, and benefit from prototypes to cost-effectively bring their ideas to fruition.
The program’s first-phase fashion hackathon started on Thursday and will run for three intensive days. Phases three and four will be announced over the coming weeks.
The fashion hackathon will see 150 participants — chosen from 1,500 applications — divided into 33 teams compete to win a five-day trip to the Milan Fashion Week.

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One of 11 commissions established by the Ministry of Culture, the Fashion Commission’s program will run a series of workshops from Feb. 28 until March 4 addressed by top academic speakers, thought leaders, Saudi business figures, and international institutions involved in the fashion sector.

Saudi fashion designer and founder of luxury brand Hindamme, Mohammed Khoja, told Arab News that the ministry backed program would help to give fashion talent access to business partners, intensive practical learning, and mentors.
“Programs such as this are vital in being able to build up the industry and in connecting the dots,” he said.
He pointed out that the fashion industry was still very new to the Kingdom and had not received the support it needed, which was why such programs were so important in helping to grow the sector.
“Within the Saudi fashion industry, we still face a number of challenges mainly due to this industry being relatively new and lacking structure.
“This program will support designers and prospective investors to find mutual benefits and offer clearer pathways for careers in the rapidly growing fashion industry in Saudi Arabia,” he added.
Applicants have until Jan. 18 to register for the fashion bootcamp via https://engage.moc.gov.sa/fashion_bootcamp.