The Fashion Trust Arabia Prize Announces its 2022 Finalists

The votes are in

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Since its inception in 2018, Fashion Trust Arabia has been scouring the Middle East and North Africa for the next crop of influential Arab designers with the hopes of bolstering their business by way of a financial grant and mentorship. Today, the non-profit organization has just announced the finalists for the FTA 2022 Prize. The 24 designer finalists hail from Saudi Arabia and Qatar to Tunisia and Algeria, and beyond. 

They were selected by this year’s Advisory Board, which includes designers, editors, bloggers, and industry insiders such as Adam Baidawi, Bryan Boy, Erdem Moragliou, Olivier Theyskens, Saif Mahdhi, Sofia Guellaty, and Bryan Boy, among others.

In a press release, Tania Fares, FTA Co-Founder & Co-Chair said: “This year we’ve received over 1,000 applications from incredible talent across the MENA region. Since we launched FTA in 2018, our community has been growing immensely, and it’s incredibly rewarding for us to witness the journey of many Arab designers who have taken their brands to the next level.”

The finalists will present their work to the FTA Jury in Doha on October 26th, 2022, with the six winners being announced during the evening’s FTA 2022 Awards ceremony by a panel of judges to be announced at a later date.

Until then, meet the 2022 FTA Prize finalists below.

Ready-to-Wear Award 

Renawa Yassine (Lebanon)

Rym Beydoun (Lebanon)

Siham and Sarah Albinali (Saudi Arabia)

Youssra Elsadig (Sudan)

Eveningwear Award 

Amna Salem (Kuwait)

Artsi Ifrah (Morocco)

Moulham Obid (Syria)

Yasmin Mansour (Qatar)

Jewelry Award 

Alexandra Hakim (Lebanon)

Dalila Barkache (Morocco)

Fatma Mostafa (Egypt)

Youssra Nichane (Morocco)

Accessories Award 

Duha Bukadi (Tunisia)

Eilaf Osman (Sudan) 

Karen Gaballa (Egypt)

Leila Roukni (Morocco)

Franca Sozzani Debut Talent Award  

Claudia Khachan (Lebanon)

Kazna Asker (Yemen)

Mohammed El Marnissi (Morocco)

Rayana Boulila (Algeria)

Guest Country Award (Turkey)

Şansım Adalı

Burç Akyol

CeylinTürkan Bilge

Bünyamin Aydın

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