DUBAI: The fashion campaigns just keep rolling in for Malika El-Maslouhi. The Moroccan-Italian model was selected to star in the new Zadig & Voltaire Spring 2021 campaign, which was shot by fashion photographer Fred Meylan.
Appearing alongside models Nina Marker and Milla Manon, the half-Arab catwalker appears wearing key pieces from Swedish designer Cecilia Bönström’s Paris-based label’s latest summer offering, which was made entirely of natural and ecologically-certified materials.
For the campaign, the 22-year-old posed on the shores of the Cote D’Azur wearing a cream-colored tuxedo jacket paired with matching trousers, as well as a black blouse tucked into leather trousers accessorized with a shark tooth necklace in another snap. The trio of looks was completed with a flowy, long-sleeved green dress that tied at the neck.
“Crashed some waves w @ninamarker for @zadigetvoltaire whattaadayyy!!! loads of fun with the whole crew shooting, thanks for having me (sic),” wrote the model on Instagram.
The rising star, who was born in Milan to an Italian mother and a Moroccan father, is certainly one to watch closely.
El-Maslouhi made her modelling debut when she was 18-years-old and has captivated the fashion industry ever since. In addition to gracing the runways of storied fashion houses that most models can only dream of, such as Dior, Chanel, Valentino and Jacquemus among others, the fashion star has also appeared in international campaigns for the likes of Off-White and Lanvin.
And it appears that she isn’t letting the global health pandemic slow her down. In fact, she’s been as busy as ever, in spite of the restrictions brought about by COVID-19.
In addition to her latest work with Zadig & Voltaire, the model also recently appeared in campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein Swim, Jacquemus and Mango alongside fellow Moroccan model Nora Attal.
On the editorial side of things, El-Maslouhi has quite a few under her belt, including Vogue Russia, British Vogue and Dazed Magazine.
She was also selected as the cover star of the latest edition of Elle France.
El-Maslouhi — alongside other breakout stars, which include part-Algerian Hayett McCarthy, Moroccan-Italian Rawiyaa Madkouri and Egyptian Leila Karim Greiss — represent a new generation of Middle Eastern and North African women who are breaking barriers in the fashion industry.
The up-and-comers join more established names such as part-Moroccans Imaan Hammam and Attal as well as US-Dutch-Palestinian sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid.