Edi­tor’s let­ter

Emirates Woman - - Editor’s Letter -

It’s been one year since our last Septem­ber is­sue star­ring Mariah Idrissi, one of the first hi­jab mod­els. Con­tin­u­ing the cel­e­bra­tion of diver­sity in fash­ion, I’m proud to present model Shahira Yusuf as our cover girl for this is­sue. She’s black, Bri­tish, Mus­lim and wears a hi­jab. She speaks for every­thing that stands for change in this in­dus­try and you can ex­pect to see her take the run­ways by storm this month. Read her in­ter­view on page 174.

The idea for this Bri­tish-themed is­sue came from an Alexan­der McQueen dress. Dis­cussing the great­ness of the late de­signer (we pay trib­ute to his work on page 86) led to us hand­pick­ing the stand­out Bri­tish de­sign­ers of the year in­clud­ing Richard Quinn, who had the plea­sure of the Queen sit­ting front row at his Au­tumn/Win­ter 2108 show and Molly God­dard, win­ner of the 2018/2019 Bri­tish Fash­ion Coun­cil’s De­signer Fash­ion Award. Both are worn by Shahira Yusuf in the cover story.

In the fash­ion pages you’ll find our big run­way trend re­port for A/W18 on page 76, a fash­ion ed­i­to­rial shot on the fa­mous Queen El­iz­a­beth 2 ship and in­spired by the show This Is Eng­land on page 120. On page 134 we bring you a fash­ion story set in the beau­ti­ful green pas­tures of Eng­land’s Ep­ping For­est, while up-and­com­ing Bri­tish ac­tress Mad­di­son Jaizani mod­els JW An­der­son’s ex­clu­sive col­lec­tion for Net-a-Porter on page 112.

We also in­ter­viewed three artists from the re­gion who bring to­gether east­ern her­itage and western cul­ture in art form on page 62 and on page 68 you’ll find the prize-win­ning work of Khoula Ha­mad, who was one of eight fi­nal­ists in the new Dior Photo Award com­pe­ti­tion for Emerg­ing Tal­ents this year.

On page 208 we dis­cuss how to man­age in­for­ma­tion over­load and in the travel sec­tion we tell you how to spend 24 hours in Lon­don’s May­fair as well as high­light­ing the best ho­tels the city has to of­fer.

We hope you are as in­spired by Bri­tish fash­ion and cul­ture as we are. En­joy!

Carmel Gill EDI­TOR

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