DUBAI: Last week, singer Jorja Smith hit the streets of London wearing a sunshine yellow taffeta dress from Zuhair Murad’s Spring 2020 ready-to-wear collection. The gown boasted an oversized bow in the back, plunging halter neckline and a high slit that served to show off her silver, strappy heels. The British crooner elevated the glamorous look with Chopard jewels.
When it came to her hair and makeup, the 22-year-old took a more minimal approach. She opted to rake her chestnut curls into a tight, face-framing ponytail. As for her makeup, Dior’s new global makeup ambassador stuck to her signature luminous complexion and nude pout.
She may have only recently emerged on the scene, but Smith is quickly cementing her status as a style star to watch out for. A red carpet fixture on the awards circuit, her princess-worthy evening gown by the Lebanese couturier is among a lineup of show-stopping ensembles she’s donned in recent months. In addition to the dramatic, beaded, custom Balmain gown she wore to this year’s Grammys, the popstar has also turned heads wearing a short, feather-trim 16Arlington gown to the BRIT Awards.
Her onstage looks are equally as striking. Whether she’s co-headlining a string of shows on tour with Bruno Mars or performing for fans at sold-out shows, the Grammy-nominated R&B star, with a little help from her longtime stylist Leah Abott, consistently puts her versatile and laidback style on display.
Meanwhile, it’s not the first time that the budding star has been spotted wearing a design by a Middle Eastern designer. In fact, the “Teenage Fantasy” hitmaker is a loyal fan of Atelier Mundane, a London-based label co-founded by Iraqi sisters Zahra and Sarah Asmail and their partner Giorgio Lieuw-On. The singer has donned the label’s wrap dress, corset and the keffiyeh-patterned Freedom Suit in the past.
She is also a fan of Jordanian-Romanian footwear designer Amina Muaddi, sporting the label’s perennially sold-out cult heels on various occasions.