After doing a series of singing, dancing and other talent shows, Dubai One decided to go forward with its first season of Arabic ‘Fashion Star’ after the success of the American show in the Middle East.
The show premieres on 3rd February on the channel and will showcase 12 budding designers battling for the prize contract of worth Dh 500,000. The show will be judged by renowned designers Reem Acra, Hana Bin Abdul Salam and Ramzi Tabiat.
Take a look at the contestants from all of Middle East and North Africa for the upcoming show.
Muna Al Zarooni (UAE)
She started at a young age by designing clothes for herself, and soon turned it full time and now has a market for herself ranging from everyday gowns to bridal dresses.
Ahmad Saedi (Egypt)
Started when 12, he left his engineering career and then started his own fashion label Maison Saedi.
Arwa Al Ammari (Saudi Arabia)
Mother of two, entrepreneur, and the founder and creative director of ArAm.
An artist, he is also a writer and a theatre artist. And spends his remaining time being a fitness trainer and fashion designer for his own label.
Farah Hourani (Jordan)
A designer slash blogger, she has a great taste of art, fashion, design and music and it shows in her work.
Ebrahim Mimou (Syria/US)
Has a degree in business. A skateboarder, he started early when he was selling his products to skate shops.
Joe Challita (Lebanon)
A major in law, he was born and raised in Australia. But soon realized his life belongs in the fashion world and continues that full time.
Razan Al Arayedh (Bahrain)
23 year old with a bachelor’s in fashion, she has creative mix of art and funk.
Salah Barka (Tunisia)
He has worked as a model and also as a costume designer, and now he brings the same passion to the show.
Sofia Al Arabi (Morocco)
She Has her own label Bakchic. She is also a blogger and an e-entrepreneur.
Wadih De Jreij (Lebanon)
Recently changed his career to open an atelier, he was initially working as a stylist and art director for TV commercials.
Yasmeen Borro (Lebanon)
She brings her passion for antiques from her growing up days in Brussels where she was surrounded by African artefacts.