Models from Arab heritage started dominating global fashion industry
Arab models are now storming the fashion industry by bringing in a new era of representation all over the world.
These Arab women are embracing their Arab heritage and have successfully made a spot for themselves in the fashion industry.
Here is a list of models who belongs to the MENA region and continue to inspire the upcoming generations by honoring their Arab heritage.
Imaan Hammam’s heritage comes from Egypt, the Netherlands, and Morocco. Imaan is half Moroccan and half Egyptian and was born in Amsterdam. She has appeared on many runway shows and worked with top brands including Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Blueberry, Chanel, and many more.
Shahad Salman was born in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, and was inspired by model Winnie Harlow as they both suffer from the same skin condition– Vitiligo. Shahad was diagnosed at the age of four. This skin condition causes the loss of skin colour in patches. Salman starred on the cover of Vogue Arabia with Harlow in the year 2019, which launched her modeling career.
Azza Slimene is from Tunisia and was discovered by late designer Azzedine Alaia. Azza made her runway debut in 2018 at Chanel’s autumn-winter show. Azza Slimene is also an actress and appeared in Sons of Mofida a Tunisian television series. She has walked for big names including Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Chanel, and Yohji Yamamoto.
Habiba El-Kobrossy is a 25-year-old Egyptian model and Taekwondo sportswomen. Habiba has walked for Michael Cinco, Peter Pilotto, and Cairo-based brand Sara Onsi. While she is just beginning her modeling career, she also did an editorial shoot for Vogue Arabia.
Nora Attal is a Moroccan-British model who has walked on the runway for Chanel, Prada, Dior, Fendi, and Versace. She was discovered by the British photographer Jamie Hawkesworth. Nora also recently appeared with her family in an Eid campaign for Ralph Lauren.