Fashion Trust Arabia Prize Ceremony Draws Celebs, Mytheresa Expands to Menswear

by Aria Darcella

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Inaugural Fashion Trust Arabia Prize Draws the Industry’s Biggest Names 
Another major fashion prize is available to young designers looking for support. The Fashion Trust Arabia Prize announced its first-ever winners yesterday. The prize awards up to $200,000 in funding based on the winner’s business plans, as well as providing mentorship from industry giants, and selling winning collections at MATCHESFASHION.COM. A star-studded ceremony was held to announce the winners.

Many of the big names in attendance — including Olivier Rousteing, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Zuhair Murad, Alexander Wang, Haider Ackermann, Natalia Vodianova, Stefano Tonchi, Giambattista Valli, and Imaan Hammam— were judges for the FTA Prize. Other guests included Naomi Campbell, Jourdan Dunn, Hailee Steinfeld, Peter Dundas, Zac Posen, Jef Koons, and Mary Katrantzou.

Below are the winners by category.

Salim Azzam
Roni Helou

Evening wear
Krikor Jabotian

Mukhi Sister

Accessories, Shoes

Accessories, Bags
Sabry Marouf

The Beauty Industry Might Soon Have New Regulations (The Fashion Law)
Earlier this month a new bill — the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act — was introduced to California’s State Assembly. The bill aims to ban cosmetics containing “carcinogens, reproductive toxins, and endocrine disruptors that are harmful to human health.” If the bill is enacted it would not only be the first of its kind in the US, but it would likely effect the rest of the country, as brands would be willing to change their formulas so as not to miss out on the lucrative California market.


Mytheresa Expands to Menswear (WWD)
Chris Kyvetos has been hired as Mytheresa’s new buying director for menswear. “Men’s wear will be a natural expansion for Mytheresa and represents a significant business opportunity going forward,” Michael Kliger, president of Mytheresa, told WWD. “We see a strong momentum for men’s wear in the high luxury market and believe there is open market positioning to be filled by our strong brand.”

Harper’s Bazaar UK to Have Special Illustrated Karl Lagerfeld Cover (Harper’s Bazaar UK)
For its May 2019 issue the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK will feature a tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld. The collectable cover will come in a limited-edition run of 500, with only 100 of them being available online. The mag hits newsstands April 4, but it is available for preorder now.

Tom Ford and Kerby Jean-Raymond to Speak at the 2019 Vogue Forces of Fashion (Vogue)
In October Vogue will hold its third-annual Forces of Fashion conference — a two-day series of talks and Q&As on the state of the fashion industry. This year’s speakers have been announced and include Tory Burch, Tom Ford, Wes Gordon of Carolina Herrera, Kerby-Jean Raymond of Pyer Moss, and Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler. Tickets are available now.

DADA Daily Launches With a Surrealist Dinner Experience
Last night the snack brand DADA Daily collaborated with StoryCourse on a surreal evening that blended food and theater. Malcolm Gladwell, Leandra Medine, Selby Drummond, Jordan Roth, and more were treated to drinks and hors d’oeuvres while performers disguised as waiters brought the menu to life.

Jen Rubio, Michael Bargo and Malcolm Gladwell (Nico Schinco)

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