RIYADH: Thirty Saudi brands will take to the runway at the inaugural Riyadh Fashion Week next month.
The event, which runs from Oct. 20 to 23 and is organized by the Saudi Fashion Commission, will gather figures from the global fashion community, including celebrities, buyers and other key industry stakeholders, for a celebration of the Kingdom’s rapidly developing scene.
It will include a showroom featuring local designs, to give local and international buyers deeper insight into the depth and breadth of up-and-coming Saudi designers and established brands that offer a wide range of items and styles, organizers said.
The Saudi brands that will showcase their work during the event include Dazluq, Kaf by Kaf, Not Boring and Uscita.
“For the first time ever, we are welcoming the global fashion community to the epicenter of Saudi fashion, here in Riyadh,” said Burak Cakmak, CEO of the Saudi Fashion Commission.
“The event will showcase the best of our creative talent, allowing yet another opportunity for our brands to connect with the world. Whether you join us in person or via the livestream, we can’t wait to highlight what Saudi fashion has to offer.”
Plans for the event were initially unveiled by the Saudi Fashion Commission when it participated at Paris Men’s Fashion Week and Couture Week in June, during which designers from the Kingdom presented a diverse range of collections from the Saudi 100 Brands program, an inaugural mentorship initiative led by the Fashion Commission.
The full list of Saudi brands taking part in Riyadh Fashion Week is: 1886, Abadia, Adnan Akbar, Arwa Albanawi, Atelier, Hekayat, Dar Alhanouf, Dazluq, Eman Joharji, Fatima AbdulQader, Hajruss, Hala Algharbawi, Honayda, JUBB, Kaf by Kaf, Lomar, Mazroud, MD29, Moja Majka, Mona Alshebil, Nabela Nazar, Noble and Fresh, Not Boring, Nour Dhahri, Noura Suliman, Pavone, Tima Abid, Uscita, Yasmina Q, and Yousef Akbar.