Fashion Trust Arabia Announces Its 2022 Award Finalists

Lindsay Judge   |   19-07-2022

Fashion Trust Arabia (FTA) has revealed finalists for this year’s edition of the regional prize, supporting upcoming and established design talent in the region.


This year’ final will take place in October, awarding designers in six categories, and ahead of the event, 24 designers have been selected as finalists from the applications submitted.


“This year we’ve received over 1,000 applications from incredible talent across the MENA region. Since we launched FTA in 2018, our community has been growing immensely, and it’s incredibly rewarding for us to witness the journey of many Arab designers who have taken their brands to the next level.” Said Tania Fares, FTA Co-Founder & Co-Chair.


The 24 finalists will present their work to the FTA jury in Doha on October 26th, 2022. The six winners will be announced during the evening’s FTA 2022 Awards ceremony.


“I congratulate these outstanding finalists, all of whom have already distinguished themselves, and look forward to hosting the Fashion Trust Arabia Awards this October under the auspices of our Qatar Creates movement, as we celebrate the continued flourishing of design talent across our entire region.” Said H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Co-Chair of FTA and Chairperson of Qatar Museums and Doha Film Institute.


See the full list of finalists below:

Ready-to-Wear Award – Renawa Yassine (Lebanon), Rym Beydoun (Super Yaya), Siham and Sarah Albinali (Saudi Arabia), Youssra Elsadig (Sudan)

Eveningwear Award – Amna Salem (Kuwait), Artsi Ifrah (Morocco), Moulham Obid (Syria), Yasmin Mansour (Qatar)

Jewellery Award – Alexandra Hakim (Lebanon), Dalila Barkache (Morocco), Fatma Mostafa (Egypt), Youssra Nichane (Morocco)

Accessories Award – Duha Bukadi (Tunisia), Eilaf Osman (Sudan), Karen Gaballa (Egypt), Leila Roukni (Morocco)

Franca Sozzani Debut Talent Award – Claudia Khachan (Lebanon), Kazna Asker (Yemen),

This year’s FTA has invited Turkey to take part in the event for the Guest Country Award. A shortlist of Turkish designers has been created in a mission to support global talents and build an international network of designers.


The finalists for the Guest Country Award are:

-Şansım Adalı
-Burç Akyol

-CeylinTürkan Bilge

-Bünyamin Aydın


Stay tuned for more information on the event as it happens later this year.