DUBAI: The entire hall erupted into thunderous applause when Iraqi para-athlete Zainab Al-Eqabi walked the runway at Milan Fashion Week.
“We are done. Clap for me,” TV presenter Al-Eqabi told her followers on Instagram Stories after the show.
“I was very happy and proud to be the only Arab (in the show). I can’t find the right words to say how epic it was, the whole show, and to be part of it.”
Al-Eqabi wore a beige coat with black detailing for the show, along with a black turban and boots.
Dubai-based influencer and entrepreneur Karen Wazen, who was seated on the front row at the show, wrote: “I love you Zainab.” Iraqi content creator Deema Al-Asadi told Al-Eqabi on Instagram: “This just made my day.”
Arab News reported Al-Eqabi wore a beige coat with black detailing for the show, along with a black turban and boots.
She was not the only Arab on the fashion week runway as Imaan Hammam, a Dutch model of Moroccan-Egyptian descent, walked the catwalk for fashion company Max Mara on Thursday.
She wore a black turtleneck crop top and a beige floor-length skirt. Her hair was in a slicked-back bun.
The brand presented a neutral color for next season, which ranges from gray to khaki, and was set off by shades of yellow, green, and blue. Shoes are platform sandals while hats feature oversized brims.
Hammam also featured at the Moschino Fashion Show, looking bold in a colorful mermaid-style dress with printed cartoon characters. She brought the beach to the runway by wearing a blow-up floaty around her shoulders.