Style Belief Arabia will maintain its annual FTA Prize in Marrakech, Morocco in October.

Final 12 months’s version — initially slated for October in Doha, Qatar — was awarded nearly amid geopolitical tensions and security issues within the Center East. Womenswear designer Amir Al Kasm and Renaissance Renaissance founder Cynthia Merhej received the highest prizes.

The FTA Prize was launched in 2018 to assist designers throughout the Center East and North Africa area. The selection of Marrakech strikes the FTA Prize removed from its main sponsors in Qatar, but in addition reduces the chance that geopolitics will once more disrupt the proceedings. Israel’s invasion of Gaza following Hamas’ Oct. 7 assault is ongoing, and has repeatedly threatened to widen right into a regional battle. These fears had been underscored earlier this week when Iran accused Israel of bombing one in every of its consulates in Syria.

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