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Saudi women honoured at The Fashion Awards 2018 in London

Two Saudi pioneers were recognised by the British Fashion Council, alongside some of the biggest names in the industry

Marriam Mossalli, founder of Niche Arabia
Marriam Mossalli, founder of Niche Arabia

The Fashion Awards 2018 took place in London this week and were a celebration of the best and brightest talents in the global fashion industry, with a star-studded guest list.

British singer Paloma Faith arrives for The Fashion Awards. EPA
British singer Paloma Faith arrives for The Fashion Awards. EPA

While the biggest winners were the likes of Pierpaolo Piccioli at Valentino, who bagged the Designer of the Year award, and Clare Waight Keller at Givenchy, who was named British Designer of the Year – Womenswear, the British Fashion Council did take time to place the spotlight on lesser-known names.

For the first time, in partnership with Swarovski, The Fashion Awards included a category entitled New Wave: Creatives, to acknowledge new and emerging talents. Included as part of that list were two Saudi women, singled out for their role in shaping the future of fashion. Saudi Arabia’s first international runway model, Taleedah Tamer, and Marriam Mossalli, founder and senior consultant of Saudi’s luxury communications firm, Niche Arabia, were on the list of 100 names singled out as rising stars.

"I'm honoured to be part of the Fashion Awards list," says Mossalli. "Having 2,000 members of the Fashion Awards voting panel nominate me to be considered an international young creative talent of today is truly a benchmark in my decade-long career."

A huge endorsement in this region, the announcement will hopefully encourage more emerging talents and, with any luck, there might be more GCC names on the list next year.

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Updated: December 13, 2018 03:58 PM

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