Harvey Nichols Riyadh hosts Mideast fashion designers

The pop-up is driven by Fashion Forward’s mission to promote talent. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 10 March 2019

Harvey Nichols Riyadh hosts Mideast fashion designers

  • Marriam Mossalli said: “With all the progressive changes happening in Saudi Arabia, we are excited to see it extend to the fashion industry and its creatives”

JEDDAH: Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) is presenting nine Middle Eastern designers throughout March at Harvey Nichols Riyadh.
Regional apparel and accessory designers are showcasing their collections during Fashion Forward’s third pop-up shop in Saudi Arabia.
The pop-up is driven by Fashion Forward’s mission to promote and develop the region’s leading talent, providing them with opportunities to retail in some of the most renowned department stores.
This initiative is in partnership with Harvey Nichols Riyadh and Niche Arabia, and is supported by the Dubai Design District (d3) and Saudi Arabia’s fashion ambassador, Princess Noura bint Faisal Al-Saud.
One of the pop-up’s highlights is an exclusive event and keynote talk led by Princess Noura on how women in the Kingdom are moving fashion forward.
In conversation with her, successful Saudi entrepreneurs Arwa Al-Banawi and Renad Hefni will share their insights on the evolving fashion landscape in the Kingdom. Other designers will also be available for comments or questions.
“Harvey Nichols takes pride in its efforts to work closely with regional designers. Through the … pop-up, we continue to empower regional and local designers as they showcase their passion for fashion through their dedication and talent,” said Mostafa Cherkaoui, retail manager at Harvey Nichols Riyadh.
“We are also very excited to host the fashion panel discussion that will highlight two Saudi designers and the rise of fashion within the Kingdom.”
Bong Guerrero, CEO and co-founder of FFWD, said: “Fashion Forward is pleased to expand our Saudi presence with the prestigious Harvey Nichols Riyadh, as we firmly believe in the synergy that such collaboration brings to all parties involved.”
He added: “Riyadh is a robust retail market, and we are enthusiastic about the opportunity to continue nurturing and promoting sales for our designers across Saudi Arabia.”
Niche Arabia founder Marriam Mossalli said: “With all the progressive changes happening in Saudi Arabia, we are excited to see it extend to the fashion industry and its creatives.”
She added: “Retail has always been a strong part of the overall Saudi economy, and now with the support towards local brands and the job creation that results from it, we will see it become even more so.”


Houthi missile injures three women in Saudi Arabia

Updated 46 min 24 sec ago

Houthi missile injures three women in Saudi Arabia

  • Three women have suffered minor injuries after a house was damaged by the projectile

RIYADH: Three women were wounded by a Houthi attack towards a town in the Saudi border region of Jazan, the Saudi Press Agency reported Tuesday. 
Spokesman for the Civil Defense in Jazan, Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, said the center received a report claiming that military missile was launched towards a town located near the border in Jazan.
Three women have suffered minor injuries and one house was damaged due to the missile. 
The women were transferred to a hospital and their health condition is stable.