World Fashion Festival (WFF) honors the outstanding contribution and lifetime achievements of fashion icons across five continents that are dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of fashion, to further creative leadership, artistic, technical and social achievement within the fashion industry.
As an internationally acclaimed event and network for trade and fashion professionals, the concept provides a forum for Middle East exposure and recognition, with a major role in contributing to the harmonious growth and development of the fashion industry, working towards the greater good of supporting relationships to keep the fashion industry sustainable and unprejudiced.
With the occasion of ZAYED’S YEAR CELEBRATION, the first combined ART, CULTURE, BEAUTY & FASHION International Event – “World Fashion Festival Awards” took place between 5th-7th April 2018 at Palazzo Versace Hotel Dubai.
On the fashion side, the event brought International fashion designers to compete in two categories:
BEST Collection and BEST DRESS, from world-wide countries:
- Kelly NG Couture by Kelly Ng (Canada)
- Mahnoor by Loredana Sandu (Romania)
- L’Mane by Lina Mane (UAE)
- Delves-JK by Xu Yue Juan (Italy)
- Dahlia Couture by Delia Lazar (Romania)
- Aelita Couture by Aelita (Kazakhstan)
- Hilda Falati Couture by Hilda Falati (Italy)
- Fashion Ioana Design by Ioana Suteu (Romania)
- Sabra Andre (Taiwan).
The Jury was composed of :
Dr. Mona Al Mansouri (International Fashion Icon and Awarded Designer) in the role of the Head of the WFFA Jury, Ziad Nakad (International Celebrity Designer), Dr. Mansoor Al Obeidli (Middle East Regional Director of World Beauty Congress) and Dr. Monica Mergiu (International Writer) in the role of “the voice of Press”.
The Best Collection was won by Sabra Andre (Taiwan) with an amazing black and white concept of outfits both for women and men and a unique show.
The 1st Runner Up for Best Collection category was Kelly NG
Couture by Kelly NG from Canada
2nd runner-up in the same category was Fashion Ioana Design
by Ioana Suteu from Romania. The awards were presented by Dr. Mona Al Mansouri.
The Best Dress was won by Dahlia Couture (Romania) for an amazing revive of the Coco CHANEL’s dress of the ‘50s, a dress for which the designer worked for many weeks in order to develop the best concept and execution especially for Dubai and for this competition.
Dr. Mona Al Mansouri received the award for Head of Jury of World Fashion Festival Awards 2018 for her impeccable print in the fashion industry, being an icon of the Arab and International Fashion. The award was given by the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina – His Excellency Zoran Milicevic.
Dr. Mona Al Mansouri opened the last day of the festival and the Awards Ceremony with a breathtaking collection specially created for World Fashion Festival Awards 2018.
Delves-JK received the award for Fashion Ambassador of 100% Made of Italy given by the Goodwill Ambassador for Global Peace and Human Rights Her Excellency Dr. Rasha Feidi.
Dr. Monica Mergiu received the award for Best Writer and Ambassador of Arab Culture internationally by the Ambassador of Romania – His Excellency Adrian Macelaru.
The Best Model Award was given by Hind Bin Naiser and Dr. Mansoor Al Obeidli to Winnie Carine, a superb exotic model from Cameroon.
The event also showcased an Emirati Fashion designer Lina Mane with her beautiful collection