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Riyadh Hosts the First Arab Fashion Week!

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Will Riyadh be the Arab fashion capital?

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Did you get your #Ticket? Hurry up and book yours to attend the first #ArabFashionWeek In Saudi Arabia on the 10th until 14th of April at The Ritz-Carlton #Riyadh, Book your ticket now on http://www.riyadharabfashionweek.com/ or pass by @harveynicholsRiyadh or @spazio77 لا يفوتك اول #اسبوع الموضة العربي في السعودية من ١٠-١٤ ابريل في فندق الريتز كارلتون الرياض, سارعي في شراء تذكرتك للمشاركة في العرض قبل نفاذ الكمية على http://www.riyadharabfashionweek.com/ او عن طريق @harveynichols و @spazio77 @huaweimobileksa #AFWHuaweiKSA #ArabFashionWeek #ArabFashionWeekRiyadh #AFWR #AFW #AFC #ahkgroup #Arabfashioncouncil #JacobAbrian #BMWKSA #RitzCarlton #Riyadh #RCMemories ‎#فاشن #تنسيق #فاشنيستا #ملابس #موضه #موضة #السعودية #فاشن_شو

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Who would have thought that the first edition of the Arab fashion week would take place in the Saudi capital, Riyadh? The Arab Fashion Council made that happen

“We are so excited today to be announcing a history and new era for the kingdom, and for the entire Arab world, which is Arab Fashion Week,” Jacob Abrian, CEO of the Arab Fashion Council, told Gulf News.

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@tonywardcouture Tony Ward became the first designer to show his collection in the first Arab Fashion Week in Riyadh as he inaugurated the shows on the first day with a stunning couture creations for FW 2018. ‎اصبح طوني ورد مصمم الازياء الاول الذي يعرض أزياءه المميزة من مجموعة كوتور خريف وشتاء 2018 حين افتتح أسبوع الموضة العربي في الرياض. وهو أول أسبوع للموضة في المملكة العربية السعودية #AFWHuaweiKSA #Arabfashionweekriyadh #BMWKSA #Arabfashionweek #RitzCarlton #Riyadh #RCMemories #AHKGroup #jamillapaulhairartist #wellaamea #wellaproksa #wellahair #Richardmille #RichardMilleRiyadh #comfortperfumesdeluxe #makeupforevermea #lifeisastage #lazurde_fashion #lazurde #arabfashioncouncil #imanartist @makeupforevermea @wellaproksa @ahk.group @richardmilleofficial @bmw @huaweimobileksa @lazurde @comfortarabia #اسبوع_الموضة_العربي #مجلس_الازياء_العربي

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The Arab Fashion Council is non-profit fashion council that represents 22 countries of the Arab League that aims to create a hub to empower Arab designers internationally and position the Arab world in the international map of fashion.

The major fashion was supposed to be held in the last week of March; however,the fashion week took place in April 11th due to visa and regulation issues. The first edition of the Arab Fashion week took place in the Ritz-Carlton Riyadh.

 

“A lot of things have been changing in Saudi Arabia…. now we can invite everyone to come here and be a part of this change. We have so many talented designers in this country and such a love for fashion. Now we can show that to the world.” Princess Noura Bint Faisal Al-Saud, honorary president of the Arab Fashion Council in Riyadh told ArabNews.

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Saudi designer @arwaalbanawi Arwa Al Banawi dazzled the audience with her barefoot models and ultra urban looks during the Arab Fashion Week in Riyadh presented by Huawei. ‎مجموعة مميزة بكل المقاييس قدمتها المصممة السعودية أروى البناوي في أسبوع الموضة العربي في الرياض من هواوي حيث مشت العارضات حافيات الأقدام وتميزن باطلالات لفتت الحضور بحداثتها #AFWHuaweiKSA #Arabfashionweekriyadh #BMWKSA #Arabfashionweek #RitzCarlton #Riyadh #RCMemories #AHKGroup #jamillapaulhairartist #wellaamea #wellaproksa #wellahair #Richardmille #RichardMilleRiyadh #comfortperfumesdeluxe #makeupforevermea #lifeisastage #lazurde_fashion #lazurde #arabfashioncouncil #jacobabrian #imanartist @makeupforevermea @wellaproksa @ahk.group @richardmilleofficial @bmw @huaweimobileksa @lazurde @comfortarabia #اسبوع_الموضة_العربي #مجلس_الازياء_العربي

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Designers joined from all over the world along with local ones to showcase their collections in the historical fashion event.

The list of designers that participated in that fashion major movement included big names like Jean Paul Gaultier. Most are from Europe or the Middle East, along with some from Brazil or the United States. Several are from Saudi Arabia, including Arwa al-Banawi.

The closing ceremony featured a dinner gala and a dancing show by the Russian ballet.

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The ballet show from 4-6 pm is cancelled. If you have purchased the tickets for that show your ticket will be updgraded to Gala dinner with the performance of Russian Ballet, See you at 8:30 pm , The Ritz Carlton Riyadh. #AFWHuaweiKSA #Arabfashionweekriyadh #BMWKSA #Arabfashionweek #RitzCarlton #Riyadh #RCMemories #AHKGroup #jamillapaulhairartist #wellaamea #wellaproksa #wellahair #Richardmille #RichardMilleRiyadh #comfortperfumesdeluxe #makeupforevermea #lifeisastage #lazurde_fashion #lazurde #arabfashioncouncil #jacobabrian #imanartist @makeupforevermea @wellaproksa @ahk.group @richardmilleofficial @bmw @huaweimobileksa @lazurde @comfortarabia #اسبوع_الموضة_العربي #مجلس_الازياء_العربي

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A second edition of Saudi Arab Fashion Week will happen next October.

 

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