ARWA AL BANAWI A CONTEMPORARY WOMENS READY TO WEAR BRAND, FOR
“THE WOMAN ON THE GO” #THESUITABLEWOMAN

BRIDGING GAPS BETWEEN HIGH END FASHION AND STREET WEAR. SAUDI DESIGNER ARWA AL BANAWI IS AN ECLECTIC MIX OF CONTRASTS, BLENDING TRADITIONAL TAILORING WITH CONTEMPORARY “EAST MEETS WEST PERSPECTIVES”. AL BANAWI STANDS FOR EMPOWERING WOMEN AND COMMUNICATING THE ARAB CULTURE THROUGH HER BRAND.

BORN AND RAISED IN JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA, AL BANAWI ALSO SPENT A LARGE PART OF HER CHILDHOOD BETWEEN GERMANY AND  SWITZERLAND. HER TRAVELS ABROAD INSTILLED A DEEP LOVE AND APPRECIATION FOR FASHION. A FORMER INVESTMENT BANKER, SHE SAW A VOID IN THE MARKET FOR WOMENSWEAR THAT IS BOTH PROFESSIONAL AND FASHION FORWARD FOR THE YOUNG BUSINESS WOMAN. AFTER STUDYING AT THE LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION IN DUBAI, SHE LAUNCHED HER NAMESAKE BRAND IN 2015.

AL BANAWI’S URBAN-TAILORED SUITS AND STATEMENT TEES IN ARABIC WRITING HAVE BEEN SPOTTED IN THE PAGES OF VOGUE, THE NEW YORK TIMES, GRAZIA, MARIE CLAIRE AND ON STREET STYLE STARS ACROSS THE WORLD.

“ARWA IS THE CLOSEST THING THE REGION HAS TO THE LIKES OF SUPREME, BALENCIAGA, AND OFF WHITE – EXCEPT FIT FOR A MODERN BADASS SAUDI WOMAN”. – W MAGAZINE

DESIGNED FOR “THE SUITABLE WOMAN” IS HER BRAND SLOGAN; HER AESTHETIC IS SUBTLY ANDROGYNESS YET UNDOUBTEDLY FEMININE. THE DESIGNER COLLABORATED WITH ADIDAS ORIGINALS, LEVI’S, AND PEPSI; THE DESIGNER ALSO STARRED IN GENERATION M.E, AN OSN SERIES PREMIERED ON E! ENTERTAINMENT CHANNEL. ALBANAWI RECEIVED DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019 FROM GRAZIA STYLE AWARDS.

DARING & FEMININE

THE SUITABLE WOMAN