Fashion Trust Arabia Applications are now open to designers in womenswear categories.
11 October 2020, 12:00 AM
30 November 2020, 12:00 AM
Fashion Trust Arabia (FTA) is the only initiative of its kind operating in the Arab world, dedicated to finding and nurturing talented designers.
FTA is an annual non-profit organization that aims to provide financial support and business support as well as international recognition to the dynamic fashion designers in the MENA region.
Fashion Trust Arabia launched in September 2018 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser as Honorary Chair and co-Chairs H.E. Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani and Tania Fares (Founder of Fashion Trust).
Applications are open to designers in the below womenswear categories:
• Evening Wear
• Ready-to-Wear (RTW)
• Accessories (Shoes/Bags)
• Jewelry (Fine Jewelry/Fashion Jewelry)
• Debut Talent (MENA Fashion Design Graduates and Students 2019-2021)
MENA-based designers are invited to fill out the below application in the hopes of being awarded the FTA Prize. Applications are open from July 2020 until the end of November 2020. After application closing, the FTA Advisory Board will review all the applications submitted and select the finalists for FTA 2021 across the five categories.
Winners of these categories will receive a financial grant up to $200,000 for key areas of business development. Grants are tailored to each winner in line with their brand objectives. Winners will also receive a personalized one-year mentoring program delivered by FTA’s retail partners and a global network of industry professionals, covering a variety of topics relevant to fashion businesses. FTA’s international collaborating retailers will also stock the collections of the winning designers on their retail platforms.
Debut Talent – the Franca Sozanni Award is a category for applicants who are either studying or who have earned a fashion design degree, in 2019, 2020 or 2021, and are beginning to launch their professional career.