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Fashion Trust Arabia Awards Postponed Amid Middle East Conflict

Winners, judges and presenters on stage at the Fashion Trust Arabia Awards 2022 at The National Museum of Qatar.
Winners, judges and presenters on stage at the Fashion Trust Arabia Awards 2022 in Qatar. (Getty Images)

Fashion Trust Arabia has postponed its annual awards ceremony due to the conflict unfolding in the Middle East. The event was due to take place in Doha, Qatar on Oct. 25.

A new date for the event has not been scheduled, though Fashion Trust Arabia plans to announce its 2023 award winners before the end of the year.

“At FTA, our purpose has always been to support the talent of designers in the MENA region. However, we believe that, given the current situation in the region, it would be inconsiderate to proceed with our event,” Fashion Trust Arabia said in a statement.

Fashion Trust Arabia was founded in 2018 by Lebanese fashion editor Tania Fares and Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the sister of Qatar’s ruling Emir, with the aim of supporting designers in the Middle East and North Africa region.

“Fashion Trust Arabia remains committed to its mission towards nurturing and fostering emerging talent from the MENA Region through continuing to provide financial support, opportunities and mentorships,” the statement continued.

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