Following Arab Fashion Week in April, the Kingdom announced first Saudi Fashion Week to take place in October.
Taking place Riyadh, the SS19 season is set to kick off on October 21 and last four days. In a statement, the organisers spoke of emerging Saudi talent who will be included in the schedule:
“The Saudi Fashion Community is thrilled to announce that a program was created for Saudi Top Emerging Designers. We will shortly be revealing the six shortlisted designers that will be part of the second edition of Saudi Fashion Week in October.”
In April, an array of brands from around the world including United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, the United States and Saudi Arabia showcased their ready-to-wear and pret-a-porter collections. There were also trunk shows in partnership with Harvey Nichols that gave visitors a chance to meet the creatives and place orders, including Arwa Al Banawi and Jean Paul Gaultier
Saudi Fashion Week will be held at the Al Faisaliah Hotel and Al Faisaliah Tower in the Kingdom’s capital and will welcome designers including Arwa al Banawi, Yanina Couture, Dar Walid Attallah, Yahya Al Bishri, Lama Askari and Robert Abi Nader.