Riz Ahmed in British GQ wearing Nour Hage
British GQ September 2018 cover star Riz Ahmed wearing an abaya from the 01: Zero One menswear collection. This means a lot to me because Riz represents so much of what I’m trying to do with my design. As his profile has gone through the roof over the past few years — becoming the first South Asian & first Muslim to win a lead acting Emmy, staring in Star Wars: Rogue One — he has used his platform to speak & write beautifully and thoughtfully about representation. We were introduced through email by a friend, and he was immediately supportive of my decision to express pride in my Arab heritage through design. We emailed back and forth — him in New York, me in London — and when GQ approached him for the shoot he told the stylist to reach out to a little-known Lebanese designer for some pieces.I will forever be grateful for his support and open-heartedness.