Saudi Arabian designers show off innovative fashion lines at pop-up show for startups

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Saudi Arabian designers show off innovative fashion lines at pop-up show for startups. (AN Photo)
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Saudi Arabian designers show off innovative fashion lines at pop-up show for startups. (AN Photo)
Updated 15 March 2018
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Saudi Arabian designers show off innovative fashion lines at pop-up show for startups

JEDDAH: Amkana, a women’s hub which offers retail, office and workshop space for rent, has hosted its first pop-up event in Jeddah on Tuesday.
The two-day event, which showcased unique local startup brands, was, in fact, its soft launch. Both Saudi and non-Saudi designers displayed their unique traditional, casual and elegant fashion lines.
Saudi designer Noora Al-Harthi launched her fashion line, Re-unite, in February 2017. “The idea behind my designs is to redesign men’s clothing and make it wearable for women. I add femininity to it,” Alharthi told Arab News.
Her last collection was called “The Uniform of Femininity.” “I want women to feel comfortable and confident in what they’re wearing,” she said.
Al-Harthi’s trademark is to deliberately keep the stitches on the blazers, unlike with men’s blazers which are clear from any visible stitches.
Another Saudi designer, Jalila Nayil, launched her fashion line, Laith, in February 2018. The chic and minimalistic brand is inspired by the Parisian “10-item wardrobe” method, which encourages people to mix and match the 10 items in their closets.
Nayil’s brand has a lot of psychology behind it. “Since our minds are always cluttered, and we live a very busy life, I aim to reduce stress through my collection,” she told Arab News. “Dress up or down, you will always look elegant. It’s versatile, it’s cohesive, it’s your go-to wardrobe.”


King Salman receives Saudi education officials

King Salman receives officials of theMinistry of Education and Saudi universities at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 11 December 2018
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King Salman receives Saudi education officials

  • The king stressed the role of education in the development of a country

RIYADH: Top officials of the Ministry of Education and Kingdom’s universities on Monday called on King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. 

The king stressed the role of education in the development of a country. Saudi Arabia ranks as the largest market for education services in the region, and it also accounts for a growing number of students enrolled in the kindergarten to grade 12 education system in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council. 

Strong government support over the past few years has led to the continuous expansion of the education sector by inviting private players to enter the space.

According to a study conducted by Research and Markets, the higher education industry of the Kingdom inclined at a single digit compound annual growth rate during the period 2012-2017. 

The establishment of new universities due to increased investments in the education sector was the key contributor to the augmented revenues generated by the market players.