AÏSHTI A/W 16-17 FASHION SHOW
In celebration of the first year anniversary of Aïshti by the Sea, the exclusive MasterCard Aïshti Fashion Experience known as Lebanon’s most influential fashion event showcased fabulous Autumn-Winter 2016 looks on the catwalk.
On October 28, 14 models walked down the gleaming white 40-metre runway, which began from the Aïshti Foundation’s distinctive red, geometric façade and led to the stage, where a live band was set against the expansive view of the city’s glittering skyline and sea.
Dressed in forty-eight key season looks from Milan, Paris, London and New York, the models wore outfits from Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent, Emilio Pucci, Roberto Cavalli, Prada, Fendi, Ermenegildo Zegna, Giambattista Valli, Gucci and other high-end brands.
Internationally renowned artists Andrew Barton and Ruby Hammer, from Urban Retreat Harrods, who came especially for the Urban Retreat Beauty Festival, added their skillful touch to the show with their creative direction of the models’ hair and make-up. And for the women, this included loose buns to complement vibrant make-up, while the men wore their hair subtly lightly tousled.
After the last model walked down the runway, Aïshti’s CEO Tony Salamé appeared on the runway to welcome everyone to the annual show, and Aïshti by the Sea’s first anniversary celebration. Mr. Salamé also announced winners of raffle prizes from Aïshti, MasterCard, Bank Audi, Global Blue, Samsung and Air France. All guests entered a draw for three Aïshti shopping vouchers worth $2,500 (two by Global Blue and one by MasterCard) as well as gifts by Samsung, namely, Samsung S7 Flat and Edge mobile phones and Gear S2 Classic and Sport watches, and by Air France, comprising two Premium Economy round-trip tickets from Beirut to Paris. Two additional $2,500 Aïshti vouchers were also offered exclusively to MasterCard and Aïshti Bank Audi MasterCard cardholders.
After the show, guests sipped on their delectable cocktails and enjoyed a buffet of hors d’oeuvres as well as artist Gabriel Kuri’s newest installation and the Good Dreams, Bad Dreams: American Mythologies exhibition at the Aïshti Foundation.
Thanks for everyone who attended the MAFE16 event…Until next year!