The best kinds of clothes represent our truest selves and broadcast a personal message to the rest of the world. However, as Freud tells it, the “self” is actually splintered into three parts: the id, the ego, and the superego. For Spring/Summer 2016, Saudi Arabian designer Arwa Al Banawi translates messages from the id (the primitive and instinctive component of personality) into a colorful, geometrically appointed collection of sumptuous separates and easeful longline frocks.
Al Banawi’s collection is also fueled by a journey of self- exploration and discovery during her travels to the States. She shares, “I was away for a month between Miami and New York and I experienced a personal discovery by being around people from a different culture between the suburbs and the neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Wynwood.
It was a new-found personal adventure that made this collection what it is; I learned the importance of being honest and true to yourself about what you want. This woman of Spring/Summer 2016 has found her independence after a long journey of being honest and true to herself.”