Saudi designs turn heads at Hollywood premiere of ‘Bridgerton’ spin-off

Saudi designs turn heads at Hollywood premiere of ‘Bridgerton’ spin-off
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Updated 30 April 2023

Saudi designs turn heads at Hollywood premiere of ‘Bridgerton’ spin-off

Saudi designs turn heads at Hollywood premiere of ‘Bridgerton’ spin-off

DUBAI: Actresses Arséma Thomas and Katherine McNamara showed off head-turning looks from Saudi designers at the recent world premiere screening of “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” in Los Angeles. 

Thomas showed off an all-white look by Saudi designer Mohammed Ashi, founder of Paris-based label Ashi Studio, at the event. The Maeve Dress, created with taffeta in a delectable shade of cream, hailed from the celebrity-loved label’s Spring/Summer 2023 Couture collection.  

“What a dream gown,” the 28-year-old actress posted on Instagram Stories about the caped gown with its futuristic bubble sleeves and peek-a-boo cut-out on the bodice.  

The rising star plays the role of a young Lady Agatha Danbury in “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story,” Netflix’s spin-off of the wildly popular “Bridgerton” series.  

 The label’s Spring/Summer 2023 Couture collection is titled “Moon and Dust” and was unveiled on the sidelines of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week in January.   

British Japanese singer Rina Sawayama showed off a silver gown from the same collection in early March when she attended the London premiere of “John Wick: Chapter 4.”  

Meanwhile, actress Katherine Mcnamara hit the red carpet at the “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” screening in an emerald green coordinating set by Saudi fashion label Honayda, helmed by designer Honayda Serafi. 

Her outfit consisted of a lace-and-tulle shirt paired with a pair of taffeta shorts, which Mcnamara accessorized with a twisted emerald ring by Lebanese fine jewelry label L’atelier Nawbar. 

From Priyanka Chopra Jonas to Lupita Nyong’o and Adriana Lima, Serafi has dressed a number of A-listers around the world. In August, she became the first Saudi designer to showcase her collection at Harrods in London, reaching yet another milestone for her label which was founded in 2016. 

“I feel very proud as Honayda is the first female-led Saudi label to be displayed at Harrods. The collaboration had been cooking for about eight months, and it was a pleasure working with their team on this exciting launch of exclusive pieces available only at Harrods. It is an honor to be retailing at one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious department stores — but definitely, the journey is ongoing, and we are not stopping here,” Serafi told Arab News at the time.  

“When I first started my brand, the fashion scene in Saudi Arabia was still young. I discovered every aspect of creating from my own experiences — starting from sourcing to tailoring and selling. Since then, I’ve seen amazing growth in the industry,” she added.