5 Saudi Fashion Designers to Support This Gifting Season
The holiday season is just around the corner, a time that’s all about sharing, caring, spending time with the family, and yes, looking your very best. That’s why we’re taking a look at five Saudi fashion designers whose pieces will make you feel festive every day of the week and whose works are definitely worth supporting:
Alazzouni’s unique perspective when it comes to fashion design makes her one to look out for. Having graduated from School of Museum of Fine Arts and TUFTS University in Boston, she has over the years nurtured a love for sculptures that translated beautifully into the way she sees clothing. She takes her undeniable talent of replicating what she sees around her and applies them to her designs, placing special attention to details when it comes to the layers and beads, and incorporating materials such as chiffon and silk. Her pieces are amongst the most elegant, designed to make the wearer stand out this holiday season.
Alaquil is a Saudi Argentinian designer based in Jeddah. Growing up in San Francisco, California, her travels from an early age exposed her to diverse cultures around the world, an experience which she applies to her clothing brand, Badawiah. Her lines are simple and colorful, based on traditional but also expressive. Not only is her design style simple yet chic, perfect for the modern women, she has also built a socially conscious brand, with proceeds going towards helping children in need, an added incentive to get your holiday outfits from Badawiah.
ARWA AL BANAWI
Arwa Al Banawi’s brand, which shares her name, is perfect for “The Woman on the Go,” bridging the gap between comfy street wear and high-end style. A woman who is constantly on the go herself, Al Banawi understands perfectly the need for merging the convenience of urban wear with the professional style of traditional tailoring. Her contemporary designs are known for their printed, eye-catching slogans such as “The Suitable Woman”, “We Are a Kingdom,” or “My Car is Red,” and over the years, she has had iconic collaborations with big names such as Adidas, Levi’s, and Pepsi.
SARA AL SAUD
If you’ve ever heard of the label “Death by Dolls,” then you know Al Saud’s famous, California-based fashion brand that offers pieces designed to empower women, giving the wearer the means to express themselves uniquely through fashion. Influenced by her grandmother growing up and by her earlier travels across Europe, Al Saud developed an appreciation for beauty, timelessness, and drama, elements that shine through her pieces. Over the years, her iconic designs have been worn by top celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, and Miley Cyrus.
Alshehail is the fashion designer behind Sadeem, a fashion brand based in New York. She believes in providing customers with the best, in every sense of the word. That’s why her collectible high-end pieces are elegant but also environmentally ethical and non-toxic. She has managed to build Sadeem into such a brand by working closely with partners who share the same principle. So, if you’re looking for something luxurious but also kind to our planet, consider getting your next outfit from Sadeem.