Report By : Rana Ali Zohaib (Pakistan)

WFFA-2021: International Event World Fashion Festival Awards took place last weekend on the 28th-30th of October 2021 at Sofitel the PALM Resort & SPA Hotel Dubai under the Motto “50 Fashion Shows for 50 Years Anniversary of the UAE”.

 

WFFA-2021: A Journey of Diplomacy, Art, Beauty, Culture & Fashion
H.E Mr.Faisal Butt (Consul Gerenral of Liberland to Pakistan) & Sheikh Youssef Naeemat

Special VIP Guests

In three days of the event WFFA-2021, WFFA had on its stage Special VIP Guests participation of His Excellency Mr. Faisal Butt (Ambassador of Liberland in Pakistan), Mr. Rana Ali Zohaib (Press Secretary at Consulate of Liberland Pakistan), Ruslana Rodina and Nataly Dadon (Top Models from Israel), Carmina Cortfas (Miss Universe Romania 2021),

WFFA-2021: A Journey of Diplomacy, Art, Beauty, Culture & Fashion
Photo: Dr. Mohamad Suliman (Managing Director CEC Dubai), Simona Simionescu (Romania Frumoasa), Ioana Al Bada (Co- Founder WFFA) and His Excellency Faisal Butt (Consul General of Liberland in Pakistan), Rana Ali Zohaib (Press Secretary to Pakistan)

Aigul Duisheeva (entertainer from Italy), Lame d’Orient (entertainers from France), Narkis (Singer from Israel), Cristina Spatar and Lucian Stefan (Singers from Romania), Persiana Dulo (Singer from USA), Ali Quli Mirza (Celebrity Bollywood Singer and Actor), His Excellency Vlad Pascalau (Deputy Mayor of Transylvania promoting the tourism in Romania), Her Excellency Ms. Nicoleta Teodorovici (Consul General of Romania in Dubai) and Mr. Yaqoob Al Ali (Director of Dubai Customs).

WFFA-2021: A Journey of Diplomacy, Art, Beauty, Culture & Fashion
Photo: Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the WFFA Co-Founders and the Officials from the UAE Government and Dubai Royal Family Members

Amongst the distinguished Guests of Honour attending the event WFFA-2021, WFFA welcomed His Excellency Mr. Giuseppe Finocchiaro (Consul General of Italy in the U.A.E), His Excellency Mr. Marco Antonio Santivanez (Consul General of Peru in the U.A.E), His Excellency Mr. Kevin McKenna (Consul General of New Zealand in the U.A.E), Dr. Mohamad Suliman (Managing Director of CEC Dubai), and a very special appearance of His Highness SHEIKH MAKTOUM BIN MOHAMED.

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During the show WFFA-2021, the designers enrolled to compete in two distinct categories Best Collection (free choice) and Best Dress (theme: Bridal / optional), while the models competed for the Best Model, Best Young Model and Best Bridal Model, and the make-up artists and hair stylists for the Best Make-up Artist and Best Hair Stylist.

WFFA-2021: A Journey of Diplomacy, Art, Beauty, Culture & Fashion
Photo: Cristina Spatar – International Singer

WFFA-2021 Season 4 has designated the winners on various categories with the support and contribution of a mixed specialized Jury Panel, with the following members:

• Fashion: Tina Olari (Head of Jury), Delia Lazar (Artistic Director), Lara Tabet and Elad Borestein

• Models: Darya Mironava (Diamond Models School), Simona Simionescu (Romania Frumoasa), Ashim Sadeghmomtaz (Founder of Fitnessology), Takshann Ram (India).

• Makeup/Hair: Hind Bin Naiser (HBN Cosmetics), Paula Goia (Winner of WFFA 2019 Best Makeup/Hair Artist), Mansoor Al Obeidli (UAE Beauty Ambassador), Usha Gandhi (India)

• Accessories: Geta Furdui (Mavaro), Sarah Shafni, Shadi Dawi, Lan Stanley.

The winners of the WFFA-2021 Season 4 are:

Category: BEST BEAUTY AMBASSADOR

Simona Simionescu Dinu (Project Manager of the European delegation which included the delegations: Nepal, Liberland, Pakistan, Italy)

TROPHY WINNER: Simona Simionescu Dinu (Project Manager of the European delegation which included the delegations: Nepal, Liberland, Pakistan, Italy)

Simona Simionescu Dinu

Category: BEST COLLECTION

TROPHY WINNER: INCONNUE

2nd Place: SHLOMIT AZRAD

3rd Place: ILANIT MIZ RAHI

 

Category: BEST DRESS (Theme: Bridal)

TROPHY WINNER: MAILEEN GABANO

Category: BEST MODEL

TROPHY WINNER: ZULEMA VASQUEZ

1st Place: NANKEATA DARKO
2nd Place: ISABELLE TIDMAN
3rd Place: OLENA NEDIN

Category: BEST BRIDAL MODEL

TROPHY WINNER: CARMINA COTFAS

1st Place: ALINA OSIPOVA

2nd Place: AKAN WILLIAM

3rd Place: TEODORA BADEA

Category: BEST YOUNG MODELS WFFA-2021

SARAH SALIH and DANIEL CASIAN

WFFA-2021: A Journey of Diplomacy, Art, Beauty, Culture & Fashion
Young Models SARAH SALIH and DANIEL CASIAN

Category: BEST Male MODEL

TROPHY WINNER: Dr.Nabin Shah

Dr.Nabin Shah (From Nepal)

OTHER WFFA-2021 AWARDS:

BEST HAIR-STYLIST: IRINA FENSI
BEST MAKE-UP ARTIST: LIDIA ELLERSDORFE
BEST ACCESSORY BRAND: COFFARTE BY ROBERTO CAGGIA
BEST ACCESSORY COLLECTION: LIVREA MOVEMENT
BEST BILINGUAL MC: BASSAM NADER
BEST EMERGING DESIGNER: RED CARPET BY GAURI
BEST MODELLING AGENCY: DIAMOND MODELS AGENCY
BEST BLOGGER / INFLUENCER: NOURA ALREFAI
BEST ARTIST: STEFANO AVALIS
LIFETIME CAREER AWARD: SAID OMARI
BEST ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: DELIA LAZAR
BEST DRESS SUMMER BATTLEFIELD : SILVIA ACTIS PERINO
BEST ITALIAN BROKER: PASQUALE SALSANO
BEST PR AGENCY: BRUNNEI AGENCY
BEST MEDIA COVERAGE: ABR DIGITAL MEDIA & PROJECT GATEWAY
BEST BEAUTY SALON: OMY BEAUTY
BEST EVENTS PRODUCTION AGENCY: PURPLE ROSE

ART brought by four international artists:

• Ena Azevedo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) who showcased her paintings for the first time in the UAE, after she decided to relocate with her family from Sarajevo to Dubai

• Stefano Avalis (Italy) a graduate of the Comics Academy in Torino, who fell in love with the paintings in oil and decided to showcase his art-portraits during the event

• Mystique by Nadiya Albishchenko (Ukraine) who presented her unique art of eco- friendly and natural home décor (100% natural bio-degradable, ocean friendly, recycled materials) to highlight her love for the environment

• Cornelia Steckhan (Germany) who is a multi-present artist in the UAE with paintings displayed in most of the important hotels and galleries in the Emirates, predominantly in Dubai

BEAUTY presented on two levels:

• Backstage and on the stage, as a fierce competition between worldwide makeup artists in two distinct categories BEST MAKE-UP Artist and BEST HAIR Stylist

• In the Expo Area and on the stage, as the passion and aromatic innovation under the Product Launch of the stunning Purity Perfumes

CULTURE elevated to the next level, by highlighting technology and historic related themes and elements, presented by:

WFFA-2021: A Journey of Diplomacy, Art, Beauty, Culture & Fashion
The premiere launch of “The Investigation of Cyber Crimes” by SuperSix Jus SRL (Romania)

• The premiere launch of “The Investigation of Cyber Crimes” by SuperSix Jus SRL (Romania) that has enhanced us to activate our awareness and preparedness for cyber- attacks and crimes, a subject so actual to our daily lives

• The premiere launch of “The Abraham Accords” trilogy by Alain Vidal (USA) who has dedicated his book to the Father of the Nation Zayed and the 50 years Jubilee of the UAE

FASHION unveiled incredible collections from the following 50 individual designers and brands with dedicated collections (Abaya, Haute Couture, Bridal, Ready to wear, Swimwear, Suits and Accessories) for women, men and children:

WFFA-2021: A Journey of Diplomacy, Art, Beauty, Culture & Fashion
Morani from Israel’s Swimwear, Suits and Accessories

• SHLOMIT AZRAD
• SAID OMARI
• DELIA LAZAR
• SILVIA ACTIS PERINO
• ELODIE ATLAN
• RACHEL H
• ANDREEA WACKER
• TINA OLARI
• SALEH ZINI
• COFARTE by ROBERTO CAGGIA
• KAAF
• INBAL DROR, IDAN COHEN & BIRENZWEIG
• DIMITRIUS DALIA
• STYLISH kids & women
• CHANTAL ROMANO
• LIRAN BITTON (LIRIS)
• “ONE O A KIND” by HANA MALKA
• REUT ATIAS
• AMALYA
• KARIN ESHED
• HADAS MANOR
• BIANCO NERO
• TAMAR BEN ATAR
• BRITTORIA by RACHELI BRIT
• EFRAT POSEN & WIG ART GALLERY by ITA FINKELSTEIN
• GLORY by THELIA GOZLAN
• MORANI JERSEY MORIE
• BOYA by HODAYA AVITAN
• AMR
• YOSI MIZRACHI & GERTA KIYAN
• UDAARA by RAM TAKSHANN
• INCONNUE
• MORELA
• LAURA BELLAM
• EDEN AHARON
• GRACE by GRAZIA DI MICELI
• LIVREA MOVEMENT
• ORA by ORA LIAN LEVI
• RED CARPET by GAURI PREETAM KUMAR
• GHADI FASHION
• TRAMA by TESS MED ITALY
• MAAYAN MALK
• ELI AJAMEY
• CAVALIERE SARTORIA SARTI
• SHIR GINDI
• NOOR HAJ
• LUDMILA FASHION by LUDMILA ZRAZHEVETS
• ILANIT REUVEN
• GALIT ROBINIK
• ILANIT MIZ RAHI

Photo: Dr. Mohamad Suliman (Managing Director CEC Dubai), Simona Simionescu (Romania Frumoasa), Ioana Al Bada (Co- Founder WFFA) and His Excellency Faisal Butt (Consul General of Liberland in Pakistan), Rana Ali Zohaib (Press Secretary to Pakistan)

The story of the 4th edition of the WFFA-2021 festival was a great success, where many exhibitors, partners and sponsors have joined the journey and made this success being possible. Credits go to:

1. SOFITEL THE PALM DUBAI
2. CONSULATE OF LIBERLAND-PAKISTAN
3. RAZ TV (Pakistan)
4. YVES FOREVER
5. KLINIKUM CONSULTANCY CARE
6. PURPLE ROSE
7. SMAC FASHION
8. DJ RETRA
9. BRUNNEI AGENCY
10. ROMANIA FRUMOASA
11. STYLE DIVA
12. RED SILK CARPET MAGAZINE (USA)
13. DAILY MAIL24
14. MARQUIS MAGAZINE (Australia)
15. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY WEEKLY MAGAZINE (Australia)
16. WORLD FASHION MEDIA NEWS
17. FASHION PRESS 24
18. DEAN MAGAZINE
19. D FASHION DIAMOND MODELS SCHOOL
20. SHRIKANT SHETTAR
21. REEMA MAHAJAN
22. SAID OMARI
23. MAGAZINE STYLE
24. LWS BY SARAH SHAFNI
25. USHA GANDHI
26. OMY BEAUTY
27. FLOWER HEART DECORATIONS
28. MIRDATOD
29. FLY DUBAI
30. AE SHOES BY ANDREEA ENACHE
31. ISRAIR
32. PICCOLA GIUGIOLA
33. REECOR
34. PURITY PERFUMES
35. BAZAR
36. NOORDEEN PHOTOGRAPHY
37. 3R CLICKS
38. AARPA PHOTOGRAPHY
39. SENTEALES
40. FASHION FLAIR MAGAZINE
41. DIPLOMAT BUSINESS CLUB
42. HEALTH MAGAZINE
43. WONDER MOM
44. KEMISKHAN
45. LEADER
46. MYSTIQUE
47. PRIYA FASHION
48. ULTRAVEX
49. PURE SPICE
50. DUBAI FASHION MAGAZINE
51. ENA AZEVEDO
52. BEIRUT.NET
53. LILU SHOES
54. L’OFFICIEL
55. MOHD LUTFI PERFUMES
56. I24
57. CHARISMA
58. LILITH
59. DREAM MAKERS
60. HOLIDAY INN AL BARSHA HOTEL
61. ORCHID EVENTS
62. CAPTURES PHOTOGRAPHY
63. SREENATH SASIDHARAN
64. GLOBAL CENTER
65. H2BIZ
66. SIDDHI
67. VINAYAK TROPHIES
68. ROOPA RAJENDRA HOSAKOTI
69. VIATA NOASTRA JURNAL DE ISRAEL
70. ABR DIGITAL MEDIA & PROJECT GATEWAY
71. SRK EVENTS
72. BE UNIQUE
73. AC PEARL HOLIDAY
74. KHALIFI PERFUMES DUABI
75. OLIMPIA LUDWIG
76. PLUTO TRAVELS
77. NUTRIPHYT

Every season, WFFA brings premieres and new concepts for the distinguished guests and participants, and this edition, the WFFA had the honor to shake the hand on the stage and to officially announce the expansion of the WFFA platform for the next edition in 2022 to five pillars and elements: ART | BEAUTY | CULTURE | FASHION and BUSINESS with the extraordinary participation and support from the Diplomat Business Club Dubai led by His Excellency Mr. Javed Malik.

Photo: Premiere announcement of collaboration between the WFFA represented by Ana-Maria Simion – Co-founder WFFA (left) and the Diplomat Business Club represented by His Excellency the President Mr. Javed Malik for expanding the concept of WFFA to 5 elements: ART, BEAUTY, CULTURE, FASHION and BUSINESS as of WFFA Season 5 (March 2022)

Ana-Maria Simion and Ioana Al Bada

Ana-Maria Simion and Ioana Al Bada are two ambitious women (double nationalities, Romanian–Austrian and Romanian-Italian who succeeded building their careers from the scratch, coming from the same educational background (Economics) but working in two different industries, Oil & Gas and Hospitality. Their work- experiences and ‘Know-how’ motivated them to develop their own project, co-founding the company HIT HIGH EVENTS & ADVERTISING AGENCY and setting up a team with inspiring goals and vision to create unique concepts of events, just like World Fashion Festival Awards.

About WFFA

World Fashion Festival Awards is a unique platform combining beautifully the ART, BEAUTY, CULTURE and FASHION under one single umbrella dedicated to raising the profile of worldwide fashion designers, writers, painters, local and international artists and industry professionals headed to Dubai (one of the most important cities in the world) for gaining Middle East recognition and appreciation of their talent and work.

The concept was launched by Hit High Events and Advertising Agency (in 2018) founded by two amazing women under one vision: Establish sustainable bridges between the worldwide countries and the UAE (Middle East Hub) by Recognizing, Promoting and Awarding the BEST achievements in the field of ART | BEAUTY | CULTURE and FASHION.

Women empowerment is one of the preferred topics around the globe for conferences, symposiums, TV shows and events and it is genuinely a great opportunity to meet and discover incredible stories of women with high potential in any industry, from hospitality to oil & gas field, from entertainment to medical field, from piloting or stewarding to military.