Arwa Al Banawi is a hardworking Saudi fashion designer who believes that fashion chose her and not the other way around. She is the creative director and designer of contemporary wear for women, which targets women on the go or as she likes to call them, “The Suitable Woman.”
Arwa’s unique brand aims to create a bridge between the east and the west. Also, to support women by empowering them through her designs, which will make them feel extraordinarily beautiful and confident. “I fell in love with this industry,” she said, “fell in love with fabrics, models, magazines, and that image of a confident woman that came with it ever since I was ten years old.” She states that the highlight of her success was when she knew, the famous American singer, Jessie J, was wearing one of her designed pieces on stage. Ending the conversation with Arwa, she advises everyone working on their goals to be patient and not be afraid of taking slow steps to reach to their goals, as success has a completely different taste when it is rightfully earned.
Words by: Meera Abou Hamze