15 May

A Look Inside Saudi’s First Female Focused Street Style Book

Under the Abaya

Written By Sarah Ben Romdane

The world’s most conservative state is witnessing a fashion revolution. Last month, the kingdom held its first ever Fashion Week and just a month before that, Saudi Crown Prince Bin Salman declared that  women no longer need to wear a black abaya.

 

In a time of previously unseen emancipation and progressiveness, Entrepreneur and Fashion Editor Mariam Mossalli (founder of shoesanddrama) decided to celebrate Saudi women and Arab fashion by collating a ‘fashion diary’. By asking readers to submit photos, she compiled and created the kingdom’s first ever female-focused street style book Under the Abaya: Street Style from Saudi Arabia.

 

 

The book—which is currently available for pre-order—was initially launched at the Art Books Jeddah in the Athr Gallery and is now available online. Proceeds will be dedicated to Niche Arabia’s Fashion Design Scholarship Fund.

 

 

 

undertheabayaksa.com

 

Photos by Lina Qummosani