Halima Aden, Hend Sabri star in new Etro campaign

Halima Aden, Hend Sabri star in new Etro campaign
Halima Aden was photographed for the Etro Pegasus Club Campaign. Supplied
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Updated 16 November 2020

Halima Aden, Hend Sabri star in new Etro campaign

Halima Aden, Hend Sabri star in new Etro campaign

DUBAI: Italian label Etro has unveiled its latest Pegasus Club Campaign and selected Tunisian actress Hend Sabri and US-Somali model Halima Aden as a couple of its stars. The hijab-wearing model and “Ba’ad El-Feraq” actress appear in the new ad campaign alongside a diverse cast that includes Alton Mason, Anna Dello Russo, Elsa Hosk, Hikari Mori, Myss Keta and Naty Abascal.

Shot by Dutch photographer Matthias Vriens, the new campaign celebrates the Pegaso bag, a re-edition of an iconic style dating back to the 1980s, which debuted in the family-owned brand’s Fall 2020 runway collection last February.

The advertorial also offers a look at Etro’s first collaboration with Italian footwear label Gianvito Rossi, which features two styles of pumps, an over-the-knee boot and a flat shoe.

The Pegaso bag comes in two sizes and has versions with a glossy finish that come in black, electric blue, red and yellow. Sabri is seen holding the blue colorway in the campaign's photos, while Aden clasps a glossy crimson style.




Hend Sabri stars in the Etro Pegasus Club Campaign. Supplied
 

The campaign is not the only reason Aden has made headlines this week, however.

The 23-year-old model, who grew up in a Kenyan refugee camp before emigrating to the United States with her family aged six, announced this week that she has bought her first home. 

The US-based catwalk star purchased property in Minnesota, the state where she grew up.

“Alhamdulillah I can finally say that I’m a proud homeowner,” she wrote to her 1.2 million Instagram followers. “May I help others achieve this goal as well. The future will be what we make it,” she added.

Meanwhile, Egypt-based Sabri has been working on a new series with streaming giant Netflix.

She is starring in a brand new drama-comedy, of which her company Salam Production is the co-executive producer. While a name and an official release date are yet to be announced, Netflix has confirmed that the female-focused show is expected to be filmed in Egypt and production is underway.


Saudi crown prince sparks Twitter fashion frenzy over luxury jacket

Saudi crown prince sparks Twitter fashion frenzy over luxury jacket
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Saudi crown prince sparks Twitter fashion frenzy over luxury jacket

Saudi crown prince sparks Twitter fashion frenzy over luxury jacket
  • The prince showed off a $6,551 casual sleeveless vest by Franck Namani

LONDON: Twitter users are clearly feeling the cold. A cohort of fashion lovers on the social media platform have gone wild over a quilted gilet worn by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman while chairing Sunday’s board meeting of the Public Investment Fund. 

The prince showed off a $6,551 casual sleeveless vest by UK luxury cashmere brand Franck Namani

The stylish royal opted for the “Tobacco/Emeraude” color combination from the label’sFall/Winter 2020-2021 collection, which features a camel-brown outer juxtaposed with a bright teal-hued lining and delicate teal piping on the collar.   

It is reported that many royal fans began searching for the vest online, only to be disappointed by the ultra-exclusive fashion brand’s website as it requires registration and a password to enter.  

A screenshot taken from the Frank Namani website showing the vest worn by the crown prince. (screengrab)

But not to be outdone, fans soon found the traditional headwear or “shemagh” worn by the crown prince, with one account tweeting that it was a Kashmiri Shahtoosh shawl that costs $746 (2,800 SAR).

It’s not the first time the Saudi crown prince has sparked a style storm online. 

In 2019, he was photographed attending the Formula E races in Riyadh and for the occasion donned a navy-colored Barbour jacket worn over a crisp white thobe that immediately sent the internet into overdrive.

The outerwear item by British heritage brand Barbour sparked its own Arabic hashtag on Twitter — that translated to “Crown Prince’s jacket”— with many taking to the social media platform to admire the look.