From October 20-23, Saudi Arabia will be buzzing with the inaugural edition of Riyadh Fashion Week, showcasing a dazzling lineup of 30 local brands on the runway. The event will unite the global fashion community, attracting celebrities, VIPs, buyers, and industry leaders to celebrate Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning fashion scene. Organized by the Saudi Fashion Commission, this event, which will also be livestreamed, aims to bolster the fashion industry’s growth both domestically and on the international stage.
The Riyadh Fashion Week will kick off with an Opening Gala Dinner, hosting over 250 influential figures and key players from the global fashion industry for networking and dialogue. The event will include a showroom showcasing local designs, offering local and international buyers a comprehensive view of the diverse range of products and styles presented by emerging Saudi designers and established brands.
The noteworthy lineup of Saudi brands participating in Riyadh Fashion Week include: 1886, Abadia, Adnan Akbar, Arwa Albanawi, Atelier, Hekayat, Dar Alhanouf, Dazluq, Eman Joharji, Fatima AbdulQader, Hajruss, Hala Algharbawi, Honayda, Jubb, Kaf by Kaf, Lomar, Mazroud, MD29, Moja Majka, Mona Alshebil, Nabela Nazar, Noble and Fresh, Not Boring, Nour Dhahri, Noura Suliman, Pavone, Tima Abid, Uscita, Yasmina Q, and Yousef Akbar.
Burak Çakmak, CEO of the Saudi Fashion Commission, expressed: “For the first time ever, we are welcoming the global fashion community to the epicenter of Saudi fashion, here in Riyadh. The event will showcase the best of our creative talent, allowing yet another opportunity for our brands to connect with the world. Whether you join us in person or via the live stream, we can’t wait to highlight what Saudi fashion has to offer.”
The Saudi Fashion Commission initially revealed its event plans during its participation in Paris Men’s Fashion Week and Couture Week in June. During these events, Saudi designers showcased a wide array of collections from the Saudi 100 Brands program, an inaugural mentorship initiative spearheaded by the Fashion Commission.