Palestinian-American model Fai Khadra talks about her fashion career and her upcoming projects

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DUBAI: Zineb Hazim and Lara Chamandi are the names to know this Milan Fashion Week, currently running until February 28.

Arab designers are set to present their latest Fall 2022 collections this season, and they are definitely the ones to keep on the radar.

This will be the second time that Moroccan-born Hazim has showcased her designs at MFW since her digital debut last season with We Are Made in Italy, a digital fashion show that features BIPOC fashion designers, and who she works with. again this year.

Hazim launched her label over a year ago after graduating from the Burgo Fashion Institute in Italy, and uses her native Morocco as a constant source of inspiration.

She launched her brand after realizing that no type of clothing could combine her needs as a professional and as a Muslim woman. Her collection is a modern reinterpretation of modest aesthetics fused with business.

She combines traditional Islamic fashion with modern structures, giving customary clothing an unexpected twist.

Her brand offers a range of modest pieces, including abayas and trouser suits, with unusual fabric combinations including denim, tweed and embellishments.

Meanwhile, Milan-based Chamandi will launch her eponymous luxury womenswear label this season.

Inspired by the moon, more specifically her favorite haunt in her native land, the Monastery of the Moon in the Chouf Mountains of Lebanon, the collection is also peppered with references to the constellations, in particular Scorpio, and other elements. such as crystals and fire.

Chamandi’s Fall 2022 collection reflects many of the moon’s effects, including its gravitational pull on the tides, through the fluidity of patterns and fabrics, while ensuring pieces are versatile and evoke a confident femininity.

The range is also eco-friendly, using sustainable plant-based ‘leather’. She presents the collection through private meetings.

Along with a new jewelry line in the works, Chamandi is set to launch a special 20-piece capsule collection for spring, which will be available on the brand’s e-commerce website from March 2, the day of the new moon.

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