I am a Saudi-Argentine fashion designer who was born in San Francisco, California.
Growing up, I studied in the US, Saudi Arabia and Argentina, before returning to California to obtain my undergraduate degree in psychology.
I feel very fortunate to come from such a diverse heritage.
I began traveling at an early age, which is probably why I love exploring, learning and being constantly on the move.
Through my travels, I learned that each country is culturally unique. Its people, their traditions, food and the arts constantly impact my growth and development.
Who am I?
I am a product of all the international experiences and exposure I have gained through the years.
With every country I visited, I realized what a powerful and humbling experience each was, and how they helped mold and develop me as a person.
The more I traveled, the more I wanted to give back. It was no longer enough for me to simply explore different cultures.
I wanted to understand them and contribute what I could back to society as a favor returned.
It was with this in mind that my fashion line Badawiah was born.
Safiah Alaquil (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)