Nora Attal, Imaan Hammam storm Jacquemus Spring 2021 runway

Imaan Hammam at the Jacquemus Spring 2021 show. (Getty)
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Updated 20 July 2020

Nora Attal, Imaan Hammam storm Jacquemus Spring 2021 runway

DUBAI: French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus presented his eponymous brand’s Spring 2021 Menswear collection via a physical show in a rolling wheat field, about an hour out of Paris, on July 16 with a little help from part-Moroccan models Nora Attal, Imaan Hammam and Malika El-Maslouhi.

The models weaved through fields of wheat on a snaking wood plank runway in the presence of 100 socially-distanced guests – each guest was seated six feet apart – that included actress Tina Kunakey and Moroccan-Belgian photographer Mous Lamrabat, wearing slinky numbers from the new collection titled “L’Amour,” or “Love.”

Nora Attal walks for Jacquemus Spring 2021 Menswear. (Getty)

For her part, British-Moroccan Attal stunned wearing a  cream-colored skirt and crop blouse paired with platform thong sandals and the brand’s signature chiquito bag.

Meanwhile, Dutch-Egyptian-Moroccan Hammam was a vision in a flared, wheat-colored pinstripe jumpsuit with thin shoulder and chest straps. 

18-year-old El-Maslouhi, who was born in Milan to an Italian mother and a Moroccan father, turned heads wearing a pair of coral, high-waisted trousers and a white, midriff-baring top. 

 

 

 

 

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The part-Arab models were joined on the runway by other catwalk stars, such as  Adut Akech, Anna Ewers, Grace Elizabeth, Mona Tougaard and Jill Kortleve, among others. 

The new collection, which featured both womenswear and menswear, served as an homage of sorts to the designer’s team. 

 

 

 

 

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“What’s so beautiful about L’Amour is how it can endure—sometimes even grow stronger—in the absence of people being together,” wrote the designer on Instagram of the offering. 

“Not long after my team was separated from each other, we were all in our homes feeling the desire to work, and a new vision of the collection emerged. We became a human chain, every step of the creative process executed with love,” he added. 

 

 

 

 

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Foregoing fashion’s digital answer to the global health  crisis, Jacquemus is one of few labels moving forward in the traditional, physical layout.

It’s the third real-life fashion show to take place since the coronavirus was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March. 

Physical fashion shows have slowly returned this week, starting with Etro and Dolce & Gabbana’s events in Milan.


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.