THE 2021 PRIZE WINNERS
MATCHESFASHION and Fashion Trust Arabia (FTA) hosted a dinner to celebrate the 2021 Prize winners, Zaid Affas (ready-to-wear), El Tayeb (ready-to-wear), Port Tanger
(accessories) and Alia Bin Omair (jewellery).
The partnership with Fashion Trust Arabia (FTA) is part of MATCHESFASHION’S commitment to champion emerging designers on a global level. The designers launching on MATCHESFASHION were the selected winners of the FTA 2021 Awards, by a panel of leading industry experts. In addition to receiving financial support of up to $200,000 from FTA, designers are also part of a year-long mentorship program with the MATCHESFASHION.
Guests enjoyed a seasonal three course menu created by Lottie Brook including yellow courgette, lemon ricotta, nasturtium-leaf oil, broad bean, baby mint as a starter. The main consisted of pan-finished cod, pea velouté, Wye Valley asparagus, and podded peas. To finish, guests enjoyed burnt basque cheesecake, and muddled strawberries for dessert.
Guests included: Elizabeth von der Goltz, Tania Fares, Alia Bin Omair, Zaid Affas, Shyan Ranje, Saif Affas, Abdelgader El Tayeb, Adam Baidawi, Tamison O’Connor, Georgia Medley, Rosie Arkell-Palmer, Tona Stell, Roberta Resta, Jamila Halfichi, Grace Wright, Hassan Al-Saleh, Fajer Fahad, Sarah Levine, Agustin Rivero, Hassan Pierre.
Photography Credits: Amelia Allen