Yep, it’s official. ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ will end in 2021 after 20 seasons, as declared by Kim Kardashian in an announcement on Instagram. “This show made us who we are” she said, adding “I will be forever in debt to everyone who played a role in shaping our careers and changing our lives forever”.
Fans across the world watched the Kardashian sisters grow up and become entrepreneurs, fashion and beauty moguls and CEOs. And the biggest breakthrough of the family goes to youngest sister of the clan: Kylie Jenner.
Kylie was only 10-years-old when she first appeared on the show. Now, still only, 23-years-old, she is the founder of cult and constantly sold-out beauty brand Kylie Cosmetics, and mother of daughter Stormi. And although it’s been proven that her company isn’t actually worth $1 billion dollars, Kylie is at the helm of an ever-growing fortune.
With 195 million Instagram followers, it’s safe to say that anything Kylie wears instantly becomes a new trend. From hair colours and nail art to casual ready-to-wear and embellished gowns, anything Kylie wears go viral.
But she doesn’t confine herself to the usual high-fashion brands. In recent years, she has expressed a growing interest in emerging designers, and not just from Europe or America – Arab designers have earned a valued place on her radar, too.
Want to replicate Kylie Jenner’s best looks? Here are eight Arab fashion brands she swears by.
Jenner has co-signed Kuwaiti designer Yousef Aljasmi since day one. She even wore his glitzy dresses on the official trailer of KUWTK 2019, and the campaign images of her Kylie x Jordyn Kylie Cosmetics collection.
Last August, Kylie was spotted wearing a salmon-coloured baguette bag from Cairo-based brand Aliel, now available on the online pop-up store EASTWAVE.
Rihanna’s favourite shoe designer and Fenty collaborator Amina Muaddi has become the most in-demand footwear brand of the moment. No wonder Kylie is a fan.
With growing interest in Kuwaiti designers, these young talents are crossing international borders in recent years. For her 21st birthday, Kylie wore a sphere-shaped disco ball-inspired clutch from Marzook.
Just like J-Lo and Hailey Bieber, Kylie loves Andrea Wazen’s shoes, designed and handmade in Lebanon.
Kylie wore London-based Emirati designer Ahmed Khyeli, who is famed for his dramatic dresses which are perfect for the red carpet.
For a shoot with Italian magazine S Moda, Kylie wore not one, but three Arab designers: Kuwaiti Yousef Aljasmi, Bahraini Shaima Al Mansoori and this jaw-dropping lingerie-inspired dress by Lebanese Nicolas Jebran.
Say hello to Kylie’s favourite sculptural bags.