I have been fascinated by Arwa since she dropped her first collection back in 2015, the way she captures our culture and incorporates in such a modern way is mesmerising.
I met her when I went to Paris is October and got to know her even more on my last trip to Dubai. I got to know her character; she’s funny, smart, ambitious. Most importantly I got to know her captivating soul and it all shows in her designs. Every piece has an emotional baggage. It is there, imprinted on the clothes the question is can you figure out which story you’re wearing or not?
About Arwa Al Banawi
“Saudi designer Arwa Al Banawi grew up in Jeddah, and spent most of her upbringing in Switzerland. She grew up learning about fashion from her parents who inspired her recent designs to include sharp dressing with a retro twist, with travelling being such an important part of her life, this has rubbed off on her design inspiration being heavily focused around her passion for story telling.
Arwa began her journey into fashion as a fashion and lifestyle blogger from her hometown of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. On moving to Dubai in 2012 Arwa took up a career in banking whilst taking up short courses in Fashion Design with London College of Fashion. On realising her true passion lay in design she decided to launch her debut collection of ready-to-wear suits and shirts in 2015.”