For this month’s Models Watch, we are highlighting the 5 key runway moments of Arab model, Loli Bahia.

Algerian-French model Loli Bahia is the newest breakout model. Bold all around – from her eyebrows to her strut and even her attitude – Bahia has an unforgettable presence. Making her runway debut in only 2020 at the Louis Vuitton FW21 show, she is quickly becoming a staple on the runway.

Here are 5 Shining Runway Moments of Loli Bahia:

LOUIS VUITTON FALL/WINTER 2021 WOMEN’S READY-TO-WEAR

Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Starting with her first-ever show as a high school student, Bahia made her debut at Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton Women’s Fall-Winter 2021 Show at the Louvre in Paris. The show displayed a mixture of new designs as well as reinterpretations of iconic models – symbolic of Loli Bahia’s place and start in the industry.

CHANEL FALL/WINTER 2023-24 READY-TO-WEAR

Courtesy of Chanel

Loli Bahia Opened Virginie Viard’s latest cinematic CHANEL Fall-Winter 2023/24 Ready-to-Wear show that took place in the Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris. Making a strong entrance, Bahia set the scene for the collection that showcased asymmetrical silhouettes with a ‘feminine-masculine spirit traversed by camellia motifs’.

SACAI FALL/WINTER 2023 READY-TO-WEAR

Courtesy of Sacai

Loli Closed the all-new Sacai Fall/Winter 2023 collection that delivered a new post-pandemic times taste to the fashion house. Taking a turn from a traditional wardrobe to a more elevated Parisian outlook, Chitose Abe‘s return to Paris Fashion Week brought to life a new future for the brand.

YVES SAINT LAURENT AUTUMN/WINTER 2022-23 READY-TO-WEAR

Courtesy of Yves Saint Laurent

Displaying a combination of swag and elegance, Bahia made the runways hers at the iconic Yves Saint Laurent open-air runway facing the glowing Eiffel Tower to showcase designer Anthony Vaccarello’s summer collection of sleek eveningwear with a daring masculine touch.

FERRAGAMO SPRING/SUMMER 2023 READY-TO-WEAR

Courtesy of Ferragamo

Bahia showed what it means to close a show at Creative director Maximilian Davis’s SS23 Ferragamo show. As a tribute to Salvatore’s beginnings, the show was all about a new dawn – evoking the culture of Hollywood, the new Hollywood.

Born and Raised in Abu Dhabi, Palestinian creative Dujanah Jarrar reports on all things imaginative, immediate and intimate. Passionate about shifting perceptions and cultivating insight, her writings carry themes of cultural placement, identity and representation, exploring what innovative collaboration and creativity mean today.
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