Naomi Campbell brings her fashion charity platform to Doha, Qatar to announce its new global initiative; EMERGE, in partnership with Qatar Creates. A new initiative to empower the next generation of creative and business talent. A charity event attended by over 1000 VIP guests from the worlds of fashion, entertainment, arts and business. Models that joined Naomi Campbell on the catwalk were Bella Hadid, Alton Mason, Chanel Ayan and Precious Lee.

Balmain Hair Couture as official hair partner

In contrast with the polished and sophisticated fashion that graced the catwalk, Artistic Director Ilham Mestour took it upon herself to create diverse, cool and raw hair looks. Long braids, afro hair, shaggy platinum blonde, funky buzzcuts and the undone look. Showing that the 70s shag is back, with raw retro looks, whether via super long hair or a brow-skimming fringe. Though in the 70s quite set in place, nowadays it should be worn with more of an undone texture.

“I really wanted to show the contrast between the hair and the fashion and create raw hair looks, ready for everyday life” – Ilham Mestour


Hair by Balmain Hair Couture

Artistic Direction by Ilham Mestour

Photography by Tim Verhallen