Saudi Arabia hosts it’s first ever Arab Fashion Week
Saudi Arabia hosts the first Arab Fashion Week. The kingdom’s edition of Arab Fashion Week joins designers from Europe and the Arab world over the course of four days. Star designers like Jean Paul Gaultier and Roberto Cavalli are present at the event along with the kingdom’s own Arwa Banawi, whose The Suitable Woman line is adored by fashionistas across the region, and Mashael Alrajhi, the eponymous gender-inclusive label of a rarely-seen Saudi sheikha. However, the Riyadh shows are not open to cameras, and attendees remain women-only. The ultraconservative kingdom has witnessed rapid policy change since the June appointment of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.