First ever Arab fashion week for men kicks off virtually

Gregory P. Daily
A screenshot from a video included in the first-ever fashion week held for Arab men, held virtually starting on January 28, 2021. PHOTO: YouTube/Times Of Isreal

From animal print ensembles to lacy hoodies and flared silky slacks, Arab men on Thursday got their first-ever fashion week, with the three-day event showcased virtually online.

Designer Furne One of Amato Couture, loved in Dubai for his ethereal designs, opened the unprecedented event with a fall/winter 2021-2022 collection entitled “The First Temptation”.

Set in the desert, the models all wore white, including lacy hoodies and pants. The traditional dishdasha robe worn by men across the Arab Gulf was featured, but revisited with a slit down the front.

“The world around us is changing, so too are attitudes towards fashion, and nowhere more so than in the Middle East,” said Mohammed Aqra, chief strategist at the Arab Fashion Council.

“Arab Fashion Week-Men’s presents the

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First Arab Fashion Week for men kicks off virtually

Gregory P. Daily

Designer Furne One of Amato Couture, loved in Dubai for his ethereal designs, opened the unprecedented event with a fall/winter 2021/2022 collection titled “The First Temptation”.

Set in the desert, the models all wore white, including lacy hoodies and pants. The traditional dishdasha robe worn by men across the Arab Gulf was featured. However, it was revisited with a slit down the front.

Watch as Amato Couture shows off its desert designs here:

Men in Middle East embracing fashion

“The world around us is changing, so too are attitudes towards fashion, and nowhere more so than in the Middle East,” said Mohammed Aqra, chief strategist at the Arab Fashion Council.

“Arab Fashion Week-Men’s presents the breadth of menswear beyond formal attire and street wear and paves the way for men in the Middle East to embrace a more adventurous wardrobe,” he added.

The council organised the event, which is being

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Blue Jacket Fashion Show to Be Held Virtually on Feb. 4

Gregory P. Daily

The fifth annual Blue Jacket Fashion Show in support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation will be held virtually on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m., which is World Cancer Day.

The event helps raise awareness about the devastation of prostate cancer and the importance of early screening and early detection, as well as treatment options, with a new emphasis on racial disparities and underserved communities.

The program will feature virtual one-on-one discussions with celebrities, fashion notables and medical and research experts, and will conclude with a socially distant virtual version of the initiative’s traditional Blue Jacket runway show.

Event participants include André Leon Talley, actors Billy Porter, Dominic Fumusa, Josh Lucas and Mario Cantone; TV personalities Bill Nye, Don Lemon, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Mike Woods, Paul Wharton and Nigel Barker, as well as Marcel Floruss, Leo Chan, Alex Lundqvist and Ty-Ron Mayes.

Fashion designers including Ben Sherman, Duckie Brown, Loris Diran,

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