Saudi designers to wow at Fashion Forward Dubai

Saudi designer Arwa Al-Banawi
Updated 08 March 2017

Saudi designers to wow at Fashion Forward Dubai

DUBAI: In two weeks’ time, Fashion Forward Dubai, one of the year’s most anticipated events in the fashion industry, will showcase a carefully curated selection of the Middle East’s coveted ready-to-wear, couture, accessory and jewelry designers.
Fashion Forward Dubai (FFD), which will be held March 23-25, has announced its lineup of over 30 designers participating in its 9th edition.
The event is endorsed by Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) and has Dubai Design District (d3) as its strategic partner.
This season, four designers from Saudi Arabia will showcase their apparel collection:
Arwa Al-Banawi
Like her eponymous label, Saudi-born designer Arwa Al-Banawi is an eclectic mix of contrasts. Designed for the subtle woman, her aesthetic is both classically cool and undoubtedly feminine — earning her recognition from Vogue and a finalist position at Jeddah Vogue Fashion Experience.
Sadeem Alshehail
By Sadeem, a prêt-a-couture fashion brand by Saudi designer Sadeem Alshehail, is centered on creating collectible high-end pieces for a woman who is confident, elegant and sophisticated. An advocate of sustainable design, Sadeem embraces ethical practices, collaborating with companies that share the same principles. Sadeem’s fabrics are non-toxic and are sourced from companies that employ sustainable practices.
Sarah Albaz
Ghudfah is a luxurious abaya and ready-to-wear line that caters to the elegant women designed by Sarah Albaz who was born and raised in Riyadh. The line is known for its intricacy of details, selection of luxurious fabrics and its high-end finishing.
Renad Hefni
Crafted for the modern-day woman, Royaled is a prêt-a-couture brand offering collections that can be worn all year round; seasonless and timeliness. Royaled is founded by Renad Hefni, a young Saudi visionary committed to empowering women through their senses of individuality bringing the brand essence “crown your confidence” to life.


Arab Fashion Week spotlights Lebanese, Saudi designers in Dubai

Jeddah-based designer Nora Al-Shaikh showcased her Spring/Summer 2020 line. (Supplied)
Updated 12 October 2019

Arab Fashion Week spotlights Lebanese, Saudi designers in Dubai

DUBAI: Designers Dhruv Kapoor, Hussein Bazaza, Daniele Carlotta, Nora Al-Shaikh and Rami Kadi showed off their latest collections at Arab Fashion Week in Dubai on Friday.

We take a look at highlights from the five shows that wowed the well-heeled front row. 

Hussein Bazaza – Lebanon

Bazaza showcased his latest collection “Experiment 2020,” which the designer says was created by his imaginary high school friend Portu.

(Arab News)

Dhruv Kapoor — India

Kapoor presented his Spring/Summer 2020 collection. From hyper-feminine silhouettes to oversize boyfriend fits, each piece was wildly different. Patchwork florals temple-inspired rustic prints and grunge-inspired stripes formed this eclectic collection.

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Daniele Carlotta – Italy

 Carlotta specializes in materials and hails from a family with a long history of working in the business.

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Nora Al-Shaikh – Saudi Arabia

Jeddah-based designer Al-Shaikh showcased her Spring/Summer 2020 line, for which she took inspiration from her Saudi heritage. According to the designer, she designs for contemporary women and tries to create clothes that can be worn anywhere in the world.

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Rami Kadi – Lebanon

The Lebanese designer Rami Kadi showcased his Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collection “The Temple of Flora,” in which florals are the main design element. The collection was inspired by Taschen’s reprint of “The Temple of Flora,” a box set portfolio of illustrations by Robert John Thornton that was originally published in 1799. Kadi’s collection features hand-painted plastic leaves and 3D-knitted, iridescent sequins.

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