Middle East Fashion Awards Winners Announced
The Middle East Fashion Awards winners were announced on Friday, April 3rd 2015 during the gala dinner of Fashion Victims Season 2 held at The Atlantis. The show was attended by the fashion industry’s heavyweights; graced by the region’s top music icon, Nancy Ajram; and hosted by presenter, Shereen Mitwalli.
Nominations made through www.fashionvictims.com were received until Saturday, March 28th. The board of judges convened on Sunday, March 29th to review all entries and decide on the winners who were declared during the event. The esteemed panel included Kelly Lundberg, an internationally renowned entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author, who has built her cutting-edge empire from the fabulous world of fashion styling; Asil Attar, CEO of Lead Associates and founder of EST2014 and a global fashion expert; and, fashion devotee and founder of ESMOD Dubai, Tamara Hostal.
The winners are:
Best Blogger Award: Tala Samman
Best Fashion Stylist: Teresa Karpinska
Best Hair Stylist: Jacques Hanna
Best Emerging designer: Hussein Bazaza
Best Abaya Designer: Effa
Best Innovative Designer: Amato
Highly Commended Innovative Designer: Amira Salim
Best Fashion Photographer: Mazen Abusrour
Best make-up artist: Huda Kattan
Special Recognition Award: Ahmad Daabas
Outstanding Achievement Award: Patrick Chalhoub
“Congratulations to all the winners of the first Middle East Fashion Awards! And my gratitude goes out to all the judges who definitely had a hard time going through all the nominations and making sure that the strongest candidates are shortlisted and ultimately, the best ones are declared winners tonight. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone behind the success of Fashion Victims Season 2, our team, sponsors, friends and supporters. This event is for you,” says George Kanoun, CEO of Babylon Marketing and Events, the team behind Fashion Victims.