Inaugural Arab Fashion Week in Riyadh is proving to be a hot ticket with the The Executive Board of The Arab Fashion Council being forced to postpone the event due to a high demand in guests wishing to attend.
Originally scheduled to kick off today, the showcase will now be held between 10 – 15 April with the original lineup of international and regional designers, including Roberto Cavalli and Jean Paul Gaultier, still on the bill. Announcing the new dates, Miss Layla Issa Abuzaid, Vice Chairman and Executive Director for Saudi Arabia at The Arab Fashion Council, said:
“Since the initial announcement made in February, Arab Fashion Week Riyadh has garnered significant interest from International guests wishing to attend. Given this important historical moment for the Kingdom, the AFC together with the GEA and the participating designers have collectively taken the steps to postpone the dates in order to be able to welcome guests from all over the world, which we are only able to do by taking some additional time.”
The new schedule is available online and the event will still take place at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh.