Few days ago, Cairo Fashion Festival in collaboration with Cairo Festival City Mall brought to you by ‘’Selfie expert Oppo Camera phone’’ hosted the capital’s largest fashion event for the 8th time ,since its first show in 2012.Talents from all over the world ranging from designers, influencers to celebrities came together at The Grand amphitheater to give Cairo an exquisite night full of trends, culture, glamour, and entertainment.
The Egyptian fashion scene blossomed from the studios and workshops of designers, with golden hands and sheer unmatchable talents to the stages. Who would’ve thought that we’re already reaching the 8th season of the Cairo Fashion Festival, taking the city by storm this weekend as beautiful adorned socialites and celebrities grace the Cairo Fashion Festival red carpet?
Fashion guru Wadih El Najjar, the talented actor and singer Hany Adel and the beautiful actress Hana shiha made a graceful appearance this season.
Cairo Fashion Festival season 8 was hosted by the stunning radio presenter “Zeinab Hegarty” dressed in the stunning designs of Vivian Moawad Couture S/S collection. Zeinab introduced the show with wit and charm before each runway show, keeping the audience engaged.
Zeinab started the show by welcoming everyone and thanked all the event sponsors including the official logistics partner DHL, silver sponsor Virgin Mega Store, official partner London College of Fashion and official hotel Dusit Thani Lakeview Cairo, The Edwards the official caterer. She stated also that CFF is not only showcasing fashion but presenting trends in hair and make-up sponsored by Kriss Beauty Salons & Make Up HQ, beauty sponsor Garnier. She then assured that the success of Cairo Fashion Festival wouldn’t be the same without the media sponsors, Daily News, Ladybird, Insight, Flair and 365 things to do in Cairo.
Throughout the day, guests enjoyed CFF8’s Fashion Shows at The Grand Amphitheatre with over 2000 seats. Designers had the opportunity to display on a much more intimate setting their latest collections through the creative Fashion Presentation that was taken over by the fabulous stylist Gehad Abdallah ; allowing for guests to admire the designs up-close and personal. The designers featured in the fashion presentation included Amira El Gohary ,Pacinthe Badran ,FDC,Esraa Shahin and DHL.
No fashion festival can happen without a runway show lined with gorgeous models decked in signature pieces; this year the runway was incredible.
First designer to show was Bardess, who amazed everyone by her wonderful artistic pieces followed by Satin Roses Collection by Amanda Kamhawy who came all the way from New York and stole everyone’s eyes during the show.
After these incredible two shows , Sara Gabr started to show her beautiful collection inspired by the physiological and spiritual meanings of colors followed by the unique collection of Eva Habashi Couture “La Liberté” which was inspired by birds and butterflies.
Last two shows were such an outstanding closure for CFF8,Norine Farah who has grown greatly since she first started 3 years ago and now dressing the top socialites and celebs in Egypt showcased her first ready to wear collection called “captured’ .Everyone was amazed by her very own landscape printed fabrics which created a warm and artistic mood.
No doubt, everyone was waiting for the closing Ceremony! The ingenious Hama Hinawy whose work strolled through a lot of the world’s red carpets and dressed the hottest celebrities and Royalty such as the glamorous Queen Rania. This was the first time for Hama to showcase her royal collection in Egypt through CFF and every one was really excited to see her collection after showcasing it in Milan Fashion week a few weeks ago.
“Omar Madkour “ the Founder of Cairo Fashion Festival stated that he is really thankful for Cairo Festival City Mall for their efforts and for bringing Hama all the way from Jordan.
This Season the festival was full of surprises! the famous beautiful actress Hana Shiha and the talented singer & actor Hany Adel who were Oppo’s guests of honor, made a very graceful appearance at CFF8 and were very impressed by ‘’Selfie Expert Oppo Camera phone’’. The two stars weren’t able to keep themselves from taking selfies with the Oppo Phone.
When we talk about surprises we must not forget the biggest surprise of all; this year Cairo Fashion Festival collaborated with the London College of Fashion for the second time in a row to grant a fully covered short course to one of CFF designers in 2017 sponsored by Cairo Festival City Mall. The judging panel chose the super talented “Pacinthe Badran “ to be the lucky winner as she presented a very creative, breathtaking collection in the fashion presentation. Claudine Rosseau ; London College of Fashion , Heba Fayed CFCM Marketing manager and Marwa Mokhtar CFCM Marketing &promotions manager Congratulated Pacinthe while expressing their happiness with this fruitful cooperation.
DHL the official logistics partner is very well known in helping international designers grow their businesses worldwide, and finally it brought the international trend to Egypt through Cairo Fashion Festival platform. Last season, some of CFF talented Designers created beautiful pieces inspired by DHL Express Egypt logo colors. This time, DHL upped the game and challenged the participants by assigning each of them to design a dress or suit inspired by different countries, keeping in mind the colors and identity of the DHL logo.
The DHL competition took place on the Fashion presentation, at the end of the festival, all the designers stepped onto the stage with their models to present their outstanding dresses and suits. DHL representative Nada Rizk announced “Ahmed Hamdy” to be the lucky winner with a dream trip to England.
Cairo Fashion Festival joined forces with Fashion Republic, Al Agabany, Event House and The Hub Production to yet again deliver a fabulous event.
The organizing team is already setting up for season 9, with some incredible regional surprises in the making.