Lebanese designer Nadeem Nemr crowned as the winner of Fashion Star Season Two

  • With renowned international designers Reem Acra, Henna Ben Abdel Salam and Ramzi Tabiat, presenter Leila bint Khalifa and Namshi.com representative Garth Allan
  • A cash prize of AED 300,000
  • Nadeem’s collection sold exclusively for AED 450,000 through Namshi.com

Renowned international designer Reem Acra has named Nadeem Nemr as the winner of the second season of ‘Fashion Star’ – the first Arab reality show to uncover elite Arab designers – following fierce competition between the four contestants in the final episode. Alongside Reem Acra on the panel of judges were Hanaa Ben Abd El Salam, Tunisian international fashion model and ambassador for Lancôme France, and Ramzi Tabiat, Creative Director of renowned retail brand Al Ostoura. The judges were joined by Tunisian presenter Leila Ben Khalifa and Namshi.com representative Garth Allan.

At the beginning of the episode, which was aired on Wednesday 3rd May and witnessed a host of surprises, the contestant’s most beautiful designs of the season were displayed, before Reem Acra announced the final challenge. The challenge – ‘Jet Set’ – required the contestants to create six designs to capture the red carpet lifestyle of celebrities around the world.

Before returning to face the challenge, the four contestants – Tatyana Aceeva from Jordan, Nadeem Nemr from Lebanon, Samar Nasr El Din from KSA and Joyce Saadeh from Lebanon – spent a day relaxing at Atlantis The Palm in Dubai. Following the death of her father, Tatyana Aceeva made the difficult decision to continue in the competition when her husband and daughter made a surprise visit and encouraged her to pursue her fashion dreams.

At the beginning of the episode, Reem Acra presented her spring and summer 2017 collections, as well as an exclusive presentation of her new collection for autumn 2017. As soon as the challenge was underway, Reem Acra’s focus was on the contestants as she oversaw their designs and offered advice to help them through the final episode.