Shanina Shaik stuns on David Koma runway

Shanina Shaik stuns on David Koma runway
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Updated 23 September 2020

Shanina Shaik stuns on David Koma runway

Shanina Shaik stuns on David Koma runway

DUBAI: Part-Saudi model Shanina Shaik made her London Fashion Week return on Sept. 22 following months of self-isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The model — who is of Saudi Arabian, Lithuanian, Pakistani and Australian descent — took part in the audience-free David Koma Spring 2021 showcase this week. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Inspired by the sport of tennis and the plethora of female athletes he’s dressed, the London-based designer’s spring 2021 offering was a glamorous take on athleisure. 

Shaik wore three different looks, including a black body-con asymmetric minidress with crystal embellishments.

The 29-year-old also donned flower-embossed terry dresses.

“Thank you for having me be a part of your show and such a memorable event,” Shaik captioned a snap on Instagram. 

Koma, who has played tennis since the age of four, filmed the catwalk video at a private house with its own tennis court in the countryside.


COVID-19 kills men’s fashion buzz in Milan

COVID-19 kills men’s fashion buzz in Milan
Updated 15 January 2021

COVID-19 kills men’s fashion buzz in Milan

COVID-19 kills men’s fashion buzz in Milan

MILAN: A year after the last COVID-free catwalk shows in Milan, men’s fashion week begins on Friday, but without the buzz of its traditional audience of buyers, bloggers, celebrities and media.

As the pandemic continues to upend Italy’s crucial luxury sector nearly 12 months after it first swept through the country, fashion houses have turned to technology to showcase their fall/winter 2021-22 collections.

Shows will be broadcast live on the fashion houses’ own websites or be replaced with pre-recorded presentations, short films and other artistic projects. Others such as Dolce & Gabbana have withdrawn entirely.

The four-day men’s fashion event takes place with infections rising in Italy’s Lombardy region with a return a full lockdown possible as early as the weekend.

Lombardy, whose capital is Milan, is one of five in Italy classified “orange” by the government, which means that stores and most schools are closed, while a curfew remains in force at night.

Among those opting for live shows to be broadcast by the fashion houses are Fendi, Etro and Kway.

Most other brands, however, including Ermenegildo Zegna, Tod’s, Prada and Church’s, have opted for pre-records – choices that allow for creative freedom but lack the immediacy and drama of live shows.

Dolce & Gabbana, which was originally scheduled to offer a traditional runway show on January 16, announced on Monday its decision to pull out entirely.

In view of COVID-19, it said, “the conditions essential to the realisation of our fashion show are not met.”

For the moment, no digital presentation is planned.