Saudi Arabia was all restrcited to Fashion per Islamic Laws, but after the refinement of New laws from Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Fashion Week has started and the models took the runway in Kingdoms first ever Arab Fashion Week.
This is another steps towards entertainment opportunities in Saudi Arabia, apart from opening Cinema theatres in Saudi. Though the Fashion Week was late to begin due to difficulties for models to getting the Travel VISAs, changing the Venue to Tents on the ground of Ritz-Carlton hotel in the Saudi capital Riyadh.
Makeup artists and hairstylists worked their magic on the mostly Russian and Eastern European models, and designers made last-minute adjustments on their garments.
The first gowns by designers like Lebanon’s Tony Ward and Bibisara from Kazakhstan were ultra-feminine — with long trains and an emphasis on sequins, feathers and beads.
These are fashions Saudi women might wear in private. In public they usually don a black, loose-fitting, floor-length cloak called an abaya.
Even a couple of years ago, it would have been unthinkable for Saudi Arabia to host this kind of fashion event. Along with other moves like allowing movies and operas in, the government says it is trying to make the kingdom a more welcoming place for business and leisure.