10 Saudi Arabian Fashion Brands That Are Redefining the Industry

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The last few years have brought about an influx of designers from Saudi Arabia who are reshaping and broadening the womenswear market with their modern and contemporary designs. Some you might have already heard of or read about on Savoir Flair, and some have been off-the-radar but have been dressing Hollywood’s biggest celebrities. Here, Savoir Flair presents the 10 Saudi Arabian brands you need to add to your fashion repertoire (there’s something to suit each discerning taste). Scroll through to meet and discover the brands to check out now.

1

Yousef Akbar

It’s only been a few years since Saudi-born Yousef Akbar debuted his brand, but he already has celebrity bragging rights and design awards up his sleeve. The likes of Chrissy Teigen and Kelly Rowland are fans of Akbar’s fluid drapings, sensual silhouettes, and industrial-themed detailings.

 

 

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2

Ashi Studio

Headed by Creative Director Mohammed Ashi, the Beirut-based Saudi Arabian designer produces jaw-dropping creations with such precise attention to detail and drama that often result in creations that leave one utterly breathless.

 

 

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3

Arwa Al Banawi

Eternally inspired by contemporary arts and modern silhouettes, Arwa Al Banawi is a young Saudi Arabian brand that gets stronger by the season. Originally started as a range of playful printed suits, the brand is now broadening its collection with easy-to-wear, cool-girl separates that can effortlessly take you from work to play.

 

 

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4

Nora Al Shaikh

For those who are inclined towards classics with a twist, then look no further as Nora Al Shaikh could be one of your newfound favorites. Founded in 2012, the Los Angeles-based designer’s strengths are creating timeless, chic, and glamorous pieces that every fashion-savvy woman needs for her closet.

 

5

Razan Alazzouni

Razan Alazzouni is not just a strong Saudi Arabian designer — she is one of the Middle East’s foremost fashion designers. Her brand has found a strong cult following and has been the go-to label for locals seeking evening dresses that are superbly feminine.

 

 

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6

Ziyad Buainain

Born during the pandemic, Ziyad Buainain‘s eponymous eco-conscious label draws inspiration from art, culture, and human emotion. Crafted from a mix of new and recycled fabrics, Buainain aspires to build an ethical, made-to-order label to minimize overconsumption and waste.

 

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7

Sotra

Sotra, which means modest clothing, is the brainchild of fashion designer Mariam Bin Mahfouz. Offering a playful and urban take on the traditional thobe and tunic, each item has a hint of quirk that is perfect for weekends, and proudly designed and produced in Saudi Arabia.

 

 

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8

Toby Femme by Hatem Alakeel

Saudi Arabian designer Hatem Alakeel makes feminine workwear clothes with a masculine edge by combining precise tailoring with lustrous print and luxurious fabrics, as well as luxurious tailored menswear.

 

 

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9

Reem Al Kanhal

Born and raised in Saudi Arabia, Reem Al Kanhal began experimenting with fashion at a young age. Her intuitive understanding of fabrics and silhouettes destined her for a career in fashion. Since the launch of her eponymous label in 2010, the designer has cemented her brand as one offering clean structures, timeless elegance, and the freedom to explore individuality. 

10

Abadia

An ethical luxury brand Abadia is dedicated to preserving traditional Arabian arts and crafts – a feat the brand strives to achieve through continuous partnerships with the artisan community. Bridging the gap between feminine fluidity and masculine structure, Abadia’s collections are designed for the modern woman who is unafraid to echo her personality through fashion. 

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