Saudi designer Arwa Al Banawi grew up in Jeddah but spent a large part of her childhood in Switzerland. 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 storytelling. 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 but took up short courses in Fashion Design with London College of Fashion. On realizing her true passion lay in design she decided to launch her debut collection of ready-to-wear suits and shirts in 2015.