TIME: Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 15:30
LOCATION: HALL 2
Arwa Al Banawi is a contemporary women's ready to wear label tailored for "The Suitable Woman". Like her eponymous label, Saudi-born designer Arwa Al Banawi is an eclectic mix of contrasts. While raised in conservative Jeddah, Al Banawi also spent a large part of her childhood in Switzerland. Her travels abroad instilled a deep love of and appreciation for fashion. A former investment banker, she saw a void in the market for womenswear that is both professional and fashion forward. After studying at the London College of Fashion in Dubai, she launched her namesake brand in 2015. Al Banawi's expertly-tailored suits in graphic prints have been spotted in the pages of Vogue and on street style stars across the world. Designed for "the suitable woman," her aesthetic is subtly androgynous yet undoubtedly feminine.