Riyadh Fashion Days AW14 (Part 1)

Ahhhh, the high fashion of Riyadh is in the air again. In this year’s Riyadh Fashion Days Autumn/Winter14, I was able to take a look at the latest collections by designers in the region but missing from the usual flair and pizzzazz was the allure and intensity of a catwalk. Instead, RFD AW14 only showcased the collections in an array of post-modern racks with a hint of feminine flair. Rows of designer clothing floated amidst the halls of Maison B-Om, the steadfast host of the Riyadh’s fashion scene. It was a night to meet and greet the creative minds behind the works on display and get a whiff of what the seasons mean for them. I sashayed in and out of the racks taking photos of possibly fabulous finds (and I did see several) and enjoyed the company of fashionable women.

The view before going in.

The view before going in.

The room was well-decorated with the usual florals and mannequins adorned in carefully crafted couture. The jewelry section glistened under the glass cases and neon lights. However, the one major thing that caught my eye and which, I believed, tied everything together for me was the sophisticated calligraphy done to mark each designer’s rack. My real job makes a big deal out of typography, so I could be biased with my observation. Nevertheless, it was a very nice touch — visual-wise. Today will be the first part of my RFD AW14 coverage which will feature mostly the dress/garment collections.

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Bracelets in special stones. Find Arwa Jewelry on Instagram: @arwajewellery

HFBOUTIQUE

Instagram: @hf.boutique

Now, I am not sure I can list down all the designers who participated in the event, but I will try with the photos I was able to take during the show. Most of them are on Instagram, so if you see something you like, go on ahead and follow them in their account. Even better, is if you can actually go and purchase one of their creations. 🙂

Instagram: @houseofhend

“Hend” caught my attention for its lovely embroidery and soft lines.

Find this Emirati designer on Instagram: @houseofhend

Find this Emirati designer on Instagram: @houseofhend

Now this is a dress for a WOMAN. Angelina Jolie levels. Also from Hend.

Now this is a dress for a WOMAN.

TURKI

Couture gowns from Turki Jadallah

Black on black. One of the displays, but can someone claim the ownership of this beauty?

Black on black. One of the displays, but can someone claim the ownership of this beauty?

I wonder who's designer this was, because it wasn't part of the other racks. Very seductive!

I wonder who’s designer this was, because it wasn’t part of the other racks. Very seductive!

For some colored collections and less formal than most, we have:

Modern take on pastel hues from Peplum The Label. @peplumthelabel

Modern take on pastel hues from Peplum The Label. @peplumthelabel

Bold colors in @mlml_a

Bold colors in @mlml_a

The unconventional Dolls and Skulls line by designer Amal AlGoblan.

The unconventional Dolls and Skulls line by designer Amal AlGoblan.

Release your inner rocker chic in designer Haifa Fahad's "Yoyo" line.

Release your inner rocker chic in designer Haifa Fahad’s “Yoyo” line.

I particularly liked this overcoat from Yoyo by Haifa Fahad. Versatile for any winter outfit.

I particularly liked this overcoat from Yoyo by Haifa Fahad. Versatile for any winter outfit.

The most interesting and unique line for me was of designer, ATYPIK.

The most interesting and unique line for me was of designer Jihene Ben Jazia called ATYPIK.

Look at those lovely and dainty details!

Look at those lovely and dainty details!

I love her skirts! Check out her Instagram: @jihene_atypik for more of her designs!

I love her skirts! Check out her Instagram: @jihene_atypik for more of her designs!

The stand alone find of the night goes to this Owl-printed skirt unlike any other fabric. I'm sure Janelle would have loved this! :)

Owl-printed skirt on a unique fabric. I’m sure Janelle would have loved this! 🙂

Get cozy in these lush, robe garments from various designers (and take note of their Instagram accounts). Perfect for the cold, winter season ahead.

One of my fabulous and favorite finds was this cream coat from @jenanalfares

One of my fabulous and favorite finds was this cream coat from @jenanalfares

Instagram: @ellemaison

Instagram: @ellemaison

Traditional meets new at Nashel by designer Najeba Alqdeebi @najebaq

Traditional meets new at Nashel by designer Najeba Alqdeebi @najebaq

JAMERHENNA

BAZAH

 

BIANCO

Instagram: @bianco_designer

MOJAMAJKA

Instagram: @mojamajka

Instagram: @anfal_designs

Instagram: @anfal_designs

What would Riyadh’s fashion scene be without the luxury abayas? Here are just a few who participated in the show:

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Luxury abayas from Ghudfah Abaya House @ghudfah

By Ruba AlBaadi, a Saudi designer @le_robe

By Ruba AlBaadi, a Saudi designer @le_robe

Instagram: @_memash_

Instagram: @_memash_

I like the elegant simplicity of this, from Memash.

I like the elegant simplicity of this, from Memash.

Instagram: @rawiah_bagabas

Instagram: @rawiah_bagabas

For now, that will conclude the first part of my RFD AW14 coverage. On Wednesday, I’m going to feature the accessories and jewelries that were included in the show. For now, get busy instagramming these wonderful designers! And don’t forget to follow us too. 😉 @thepinktarha

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