Saudi Fashion Week postponed until further notice, organizers announce

The event will take place at a later date, according to organizers. (Shutterstock)
Updated 15 October 2018
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Saudi Fashion Week postponed until further notice, organizers announce

DUBAI: Saudi Fashion Week, which was supposed to take place between Oct. 21 – 25, has been postponed until further notice, according to organizers.

Princess Noura bint Faisal Al-Saud, the event’s founder, is yet to reveal the new dates, but organizers have confirmed that a rescheduled date will be announced in the future.

The fashion week was set to run in Riyadh.

“I want every designer in Saudi Arabia to not be afraid and to come out and show what they are made of. Be Brave,” Princess Noura told Arab News in a recent interview.


Miss England contestant wears a wetsuit to ‘stay true to Muslim background’

The 21-year-old posted the images of herself on Facebook wearing the wetsuit. (Shutterstock)
Updated 17 July 2019
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Miss England contestant wears a wetsuit to ‘stay true to Muslim background’

DUBAI: Miss England contestant Aysha Khan took to social media recently to explain why she chose to wear a wetsuit in the optional swimsuit portion of the competition.

Khan, 21, from Lancashire posted the images of herself on Facebook wearing the wetsuit.

“I decided to enter the round this year, however I wanted to push forward the message that swimwear doesn’t necessarily mean a bikini,” the Education Studies student wrote. “Empowerment can be felt in many different ways and can be promoted in many different ways. Some women may feel more confident showing more skin and some women feel more confident showing less – the message being; empowerment is a personal feeling, and not wearing a bikini does not mean I am not confident about my body,” she captioned the post.

The contestant decided to take part in the optional round on her own terms, telling the Lancashire Telegraph, “This round is completely optional, and I didn’t want to miss out, so I submitted a photo in a surf suit. I wanted to show a different take on swimwear, and that you don’t have to wear a bikini to go to the beach.

 “I think other girls can see this and realize that they can do the same. Particularly because of my background, being Muslim too, I wanted to stay true to myself,” she added.

The pageant’s winner will be crowned on August 1.