by Mannhar Kaur
  • 1 minute read
  • November 05, 2019
Here’s How Day One At Saudi Arabia’s Biggest Fashion Event Unfolded

With its first day having kicked off just yesterday, Fashion Futures is in full swing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. What is the Kingdom’s biggest fashion event to date, is a part of the Ministry of Culture’s ongoing efforts towards positioning the country as a thriving cultural hub. Pioneers in photography, fashion and design, among other creative fields, are doing their bit to make Fashion Futures the stellar event it promises to be. Here’s our round-up of what’s been happening at the event so far:

  • Talk by Hatem Al Akeel and Arwa Al Banawi: The Saudi designers were a part of the panel talk about the ‘Deep-dive into KSA fashion design’.

  • Hayat Osamah and Yara Alnamlah: The photographer, and makeup artist-influencer talked about their experiences in the KSA Fashion Industry panel with conversations that explored the country’s growing mark on fashion, which is now opening doors for many.
  • Giles Deacon: The British designer discussed the value of building a fashion family. “Map out your own story and your own rules. For all young designers, work out what’s best for you and work with what your values are, which is incredibly important”, advised Giles.

  • Iris Van Herpen: In an interview with Jessica Michault, the famed international couturier shared her thoughts on the future course of fashion.

  • Wil Beedle: Creative Director of AllSaints, Wil Beedle, shed light on how the brand has communicated its image consistently in the ‘The medium is the message’ talk.
  • Ravi Thakran: The Group Chairman of LVMH commented on the ever-expanding nature of the fashion industry worldwide with what he has witnessed from his experiences in South and South-East Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

That’s not all, there’s more in store at Fashion Futures which is running from 4-6 November with must-visit events including the showcase of works by local designers from 12pm-9pm on the last day of the event.

Cover image credits: @ksa_fashionfutures

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