Episode 8 - Arwa Al Banawi

The Saudi Dream

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“There is a beautiful culture that I want people to understand, and I do it in the only way I know how and it’s through design and fashion” - Arwa Al Banawi

This week I sit down with Arwa Al Banawi, an award winning Saudi fashion designer living in Dubai.

She founded a fashion line by her own namesake Arwa Al Banawi, a brand dedicated to the daring, feminine, “Suitable Women”. A brand that puts at the forefront the Saudi narrative, her own narrative, but as a dialogue between the east and the west.

In this episode, we discuss Arwa’s struggle to make her dream of working in fashion a reality. We also talk about how it was to be among the world’s leading designers to showcase at the first ever fashion show in Saudi Arabia.

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With gratitude,

Amad