Strap in for some incredible catwalk appearances

Fashion enthusiast from all around the world have been gathering at New York this week for New York Fashion Week – the first of the four major fashion weeks in the world. In these past seven days, and brands took a more inclusive path as we saw models from different ethnicities, sizes, and even some who were over 50.

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From Bella Hadid kicking off NYFW with Tom Ford, to a surprise appearance from Libyan American journalist Noor Tagouri, we saw models from Arab origin dominate the runway.

Nora Attal

The Moroccan-British model was recently a part of Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2019 campaign. The 19-year-old was also part of Chanel’s Spring 2019 campaign. Ever since she was discovered, Nora has been walking the runways of some of the fashion industry’s biggest brands, and this fashion week was no different.

She kicked off New York Fashion week with French luxury leather goods, Longchamp. Their collection featured lots of studded, leather minis, bold black and white graphic tops and pants. Nora walked the show in a leather mini-skirt, a sheer top, and a chunky belt.

 

 

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She also walked Brandon Maxwell’s show, which he described as “If she doesn’t need it, she doesn’t have it”. The model walked down the runway twice, once in a metallic powder-blue wide pants, with a velvet coat and a belt. The second look was more laid back, as she strutted down the runway in a long skirt, with a thigh-high slit and an oversized white turtle neck sweater.

 

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Nora was also part of the Anna Sui show, which was quirky to say the least. The collection was very colourful and vibrant, as the models walked down the catwalk in short wigs in hues of blue, purple and pink. The 19-year-old wore a blue wig, as she wore a green blouse and matching skirt, with blue stockings and undershirt.

 

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Her most regal look yet, was when she walked for Oscar de la Renta in a navy blue gown, with gold embellishments on the top, and the sides.

 

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Gigi Hadid

The Palestinian-American super model walked for Tom Ford, as they kicked off New York Fashion Week. The model walked the runway in a bold bright look. She wore a wine red velvet blazer, with a burgundy top underneath, and satin red pants. The somewhat monochromic look made Gigi pop-out on the catwalk, and is one of our favourite looks from this fashion week.

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Noor Tagouri

The Libyan-American journalist made a surprise appearance on the runway, when she walked for Rebecca Minkoff. Noor strutted in her hijab, a sign of diversity in this fashion week. She wore a matching blouse, pants, and heels combo – the scarf also matched in pattern. She posted a photo on her Instagram, which she captioned, “Wow. First time on a catwalk — and had the honor of closing out @RebeccaMinkoff’s show at @NYFW. She is the epitome of what it means to lift women up, to be inclusive, to serve with love.”

 

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Bella Hadid

Supermodel and younger sister of Gigi Hadid is having one of the busiest schedules this week, as she has already walked six shows so far. Her first runway appearance for NYFW took social media by storm, as she stunned in a sparkling gold dress for the Ralph Lauren show, who transformed their iconic flagship store into a chic brasseries to present the Spring 2019 collection.

 

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Bella looked fierce walking down Brandon Maxwell’s runway, as she wore an all white ensemble. She wore a mini white dress, with a turtle neck sweater underneath, and a chunky belt. The look was completed with emerald green heels.

 

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She also made an appearance at Prabal Gurung’s show, who is a Nepali-American fashion designer. The 22-year old wore a floor-length black gown, which featured a v neck, and ruffled collars with white undertones.

 

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Like Nora, Bella was also part of Anna Sui’s ‘Poptimism’ show. She wore a light blue wig, and an array of prints and patterns. From here knee-length skirt with a slit, to her purple and blue coat, her look undoubtedly intense.

 

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Bella was also part of Japanese designer, Tomo Koizumi’s show, which one of NYFW’s most talked about shows. All of the runway looks were colourful, huge, carnation-like organza gowns. The one Bella wore was a blue, bright yellow, and mint green mini-dress.

 

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The Palestinian-American stole the show as she closed the Oscar de la Renta show. She wore a strapless black ball gown, made of lace and velvet – we have to say the look screamed classic elegance.

 

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