Fashion Trust Arabia, the non-profit fashion fund launched last year to support Arab designers in the Middle East and North Africa, announced six winners of its inaugural prize March 28th.
Salim Azzam, an instructor in the graphic design department, was a winner in the ready-to-wear category. The FTA judging panel included 25 industry veterans, among them Net-a-Porter founder and now managing partner at VC firm Imaginary Dame Natalie Massenet; Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli; designer Victoria Beckham; and Moncler chairman and chief executive Remo Ruffini.
And for that, Azzam won a mentorship from FTA’s executive committee made up of 13 Middle Eastern fashion and business leaders, such as The Modist’s Guenez and designer Reem Acra, as well as a prize of up to $200,000, tailored to each winner’s business plan. He will also be mentored by and stocked at MatchesFashion.
So all eyes on Salim Azzam as FTA granted him an even brighter future!