Saudi Arabia Is Set To Host Its First Arab Fashion Week
Female drivers, woman allowed at football stadiums and now a fashion show!
21 February 2018
Image Credit: YouTube/Minaz Spring/Summer 2018
Saudi Arabia continues its new chapter with the announcement that the Kingdom will host its first Arab Fashion Week in Riyadh next month. On behalf of the Dubai-based Arab Fashion Council, HH Princess Noura bint Faisal Al Saud announced the news in London on Monday, as Saudi Arabia’s first fashion week will take place from March 26th to March 31st at Riyadh's eco-friendly Apex Centre, designed by the late Zaha Hadid.
The news follows Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s desire to reform the country's dependence on oil and empower more women, after lifting the ban on female drivers and allowing women into sports stadiums, Saudi Arabia has also recently opened cinemas for the first time in 35 years. As the country will now showcase an international fashion week for the first time.
Arab Fashion Week is already popular in Dubai, as Saudi Arabian designers such as Arwa Al Banawi and Mashael Alrajhi, have previously impressed on the runway.