Shanina Shaik cuts a stylish figure at Milan Men’s Fashion Week

Shanina Shaik front row at Ermenegildo Zegna Fall 2020. Instagram
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Updated 11 January 2020

Shanina Shaik cuts a stylish figure at Milan Men’s Fashion Week

DUBAI: It’s back to work for Shanina Shaik. The model, who was just in the Swiss Alps for the holidays, jetted off to Milan on Friday to attend the Ermenegildo Zegna Fall 2020 Menswear fashion show, where she sat front row alongside Fear of God designer Jerry Lorenzo, American actor Quincy and British model Erin O’Connor.

The Saudi-Pakistani-Lithuanian-Australian beauty cut a sleek figure in a plunging black blazer, which she wore with matching trousers plucked from the Italian label’s new collection. She completed the look with a pair of contrasting, chunky white sneakers.

If her recent front row appearance is any indication, 2020 is shaping up to be a much more pleasant year for the model than last year.

Shaik had previously revealed 2019 was “the most difficult year of her life,” largely due to her split with longtime partner Greg “DJ Ruckus” Andrews, one-year after they wed. 

It didn’t get any better after it was announced that the annual Victoria’s Secret show was cancelled, in which the 28-year-old served as a runway fixture.

However, things do appear to be shaping up as the Melbourne-bred beauty entered the new year on a high note, after fronting the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia’s January 2020 issue.

Some of the other famous faces who were spotted front row during Milan Men’s Fashion Week include Solange, Kelela, Juliana Huxtable and Michele Lamy, as well as British designer Grace Wales Bonner, who just showed her menswear collection in London a few days ago.


Dubai’s streetwear festival Sole DXB canceled due to pandemic

Updated 09 August 2020

Dubai’s streetwear festival Sole DXB canceled due to pandemic

DUBAI: The region’s premiere streetwear festival, Sole DXB, will not be happening in 2020, the organizers announced via a statement on Sunday.

The organizers revealed that they “aren’t confident” that they can deliver the experience festival-goers “deserve with the health and safety standards” they expect. 

“While the situation continues to improve on the ground in Dubai, the festival is a collective effort by our community around the world and we’re ready to wait ‘til they can be a part of it too,” said the statement.

Organizers also announced that they do not have a new date set. The streetwear and music festival typically takes place during the first week of December.

The urban and streetwear festival seamlessly brings together the region’s music lovers and sneakerheads, who flock to Dubai Design District to enjoy performances from top artists such as Nas and Wu Tang Clan as well as shop local and international streetwear brands.

In light of the pandemic, Sole DXB recently launched a new mixed-media platform, sole.digital, dedicated to music, fashion, the visual arts and sports from the Middle East, India, Africa, the Caribbean and their diasporas.