DUBAI: French Algerian model Loli Bahia opened Italian fashion label Versace’s cruise show in Cannes this week.
For this collection, titled “La Vacanza,” Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace joined forces with British-Albanian singer Dua Lipa who co-designed the pieces.
To start the show, Bahia wore a pink power suit that featured a blazer with gold buttons and a pencil skirt.
Bahia walked alongside British actress and model Iris Law, British catwalk star Kate Moss’s daughter Lila Moss, US actress Amelia Gray and runway star Irina Shayk, who walked in a dress with a low-cut draped back.
The stars walked on an acrylic runway placed over a pool overlooking the Mediterranean.
They were wearing pastel colors that matched the show’s water-blue setting.
“La Vacanza” pulled from all decades. The models’ looks were styled with bold, voluminous bouffants inspired from the 1960s. Butterflies were a theme throughout the collection, a throwback to 1990s style.
The collection also featured summer-perfect ensembles, such as miniskirts, tank tops, bathrobe jackets, button downs, shorts and bucket hats.
The models accessorized their looks with metallic handbags and cowboy boots.
“LA VACANZA — a co-designed collection by yours truly and @donatella_versace,” Lipa wrote to her 88 million followers on Instagram sharing a series on images from the campaign. “OUT NOW EVERYWHERE! WHAT A DREAM.”
“What a campaign, what a show, what a gorgeous friend. We did it,” Versace replied to Lipa in the comments.
This is not the first time Bahia has worked with Versace. In September, she modeled for Versace during Milan Fashion Week alongside part-Arab models Gigi and Bella Hadid, Imaan Hammam and Nora Attal.
Bahia wore a hot-pink dress with a short bridal veil.
Bahia, who is signed to Women Management Paris, made her runway debut in 2020 at Louis Vuitton’s fall 2021 show. She would go on to star in the Parisian luxury house’s advertising campaign for fall 2021.
She has also featured in campaigns for Saint Laurent, Courreges and Max Mara in addition to starring on the cover of Vogue Italia.