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HM Queen Rania Champions Jordanian Designers During Trip to Japan


In line with a wardrobe filled to the brim with prestigious international designers, HM Queen Rania of Jordan has made it a point to celebrate homegrown talent in her sartorial choices. Whether she’s reforming her country’s education system or attending state visits, Her Majesty’s outfits often tend to represent emerging as well as established Arab designers.

In the last couple of weeks, the royal has stepped out wearing Middle Eastern labels such as Zenobiaa, Azzi & Osta, Hussein Bazaza, and Georges Chakra, to name a few. More recently, the Queen was pictured in Tokyo, where she is making an official visit to meet with officials and rulers alongside her husband HM King Abdullah II, wearing looks plucked from Jordanian design talent.


On the day when she met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and First Lady Akie Abe, Her Majesty opted for a black blouse neatly tucked into a traditional hand-embroidered skirt by Jordanian designer Suhad Khawaja. She accessorized the elegant look by carrying a black handbag by Amman-based accessories label Farah Asmar. A day prior, the Jordanian royal met with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan at the Tokyo Imperial Palace, where she was pictured sporting the same bag.

Queen Rania’s winning fashion streak started last week, when Jordan’s royal family jetted to the United Kingdom to celebrate Princess Salma‘s graduation from Britain’s prestigious Royal Sandhurst Military Academy, which also boasts British Princes William and Harry among its alumni. For the occasion, the proud mom wore a white farwa by Saudi Arabian designer Abadia over a black, tea-length dress. She elevated the look with white pointed-toe pumps, leather gloves, and a black, studded bag from Egyptian sister duo Okhtein. Of course, Her Majesty made sure to wave her home country’s proverbial flag by incorporating into the look a Jordanian collar design in her nation’s red and black colors.

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