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.
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.
With the occasion of the celebration of the “50 YEARS of UAE”, the fourth edition of the first combined ART, BEAUTY, CULTURE & FASHION 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”.
During the show, 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.
In three days of the event, WFFA had on its stage Special VIP Guests participation of Ruslana Rodina and Nataly Dadon (Top Models from Israel), Carmina Cortfas (Miss Universe Romania 2021), 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), His Excellency Mr. Faisal Butt (Ambassador of Liberland in Pakistan), Mr. Rana Ali Zohaib (Press Secretary at Consulate of Liberland Pakistan), Her Excellency Ms. Nicoleta Teodorovici (Consul General of Romania in Dubai) and Mr. Yaqoob Al Ali (Director of Dubai Customs)
Amongst the distinguished Guests of Honour attending the event, 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.
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: Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the WFFA Co-Founders and the Officials from the UAE Government and Dubai Royal Family Members
Photo: Official Media Wall Picture with the WFFA Co-Founders and Diplomatic Members from the UAE Government, Romanian Government and Dubai Royal Family
Photo: A screenshot of some of the Jury Members judging during the event (WFFA 2021): Paula Goia, Georgeta Furdui, Tina Olari, Sarah Shafni and Hind Bin Naiser (from left to right)
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)
Photo: Cristina Spatar – International Singer
Photo: Dr. Mohamad Suliman (Managing Director CEC Dubai), Simona Simionescu (Romania Frumoasa), Ioana Al Bada (CoFounder WFFA) and His Excellency Faisal Butt (Consul General of Liberland in Pakistan)