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5 Saudi Models Who Forged Their Own Path

The conservative kingdom has more than one talent in store

It’s fashion week and everyone’s eyes are locked onto Paris’ runways. As per usual, it’s mostly European models walking down the industry’s glittery runways and because of that, we want to take the time to champion the faces that beam from inside the region. And it is Saudi Arabia that we will be putting in the spotlight this time.

A surprise to some, but the once-conservative Kingdom has been called home by many of millions and that’s including a slew of talented models. Strutting down some of the world’s most famous catwalks, we’ve gathered five faces from the Arabian Peninsula to keep an eye out on in the weeks, months or years to come.

Amira Al Zuhair


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Signed to Elite Worldwide, the Saudi model is certainly one to watch. In addition to walking for international labels, including Messika and Officine Generale, the rising star has also lent her face to prestigious publications and brands such as Burberry.

Asma Al Turk


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The 26-year-old already has a rich portfolio to show off. From Vogue Arabia to Marie Claire and Alula, the Saudi model and creative won’t have to shy in front of anyone. Especially considering the features she has prestigiously been included in Sober, chic and discrete, no camera has proven to be immune to Asma’s sublime looks. 



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The Saudi model is signed by the prestigious Elite Model agency and has walked for brands like Feng Chen Wang and Arashi Yanagawa in London Fashion Week. He was also featured in editorials by Vogue Arabia and GQ Middle East.

Shahad Salman

Breaking most conventional barriers of modelling in the region, her brown curls and atypical looks have huddled global media attention. The 24-year-old native of the holy city of Mecca has been the ambassador of some of the world’s most renowned brands embracing her skin condition as a strength rather than a hindering difference.

Taleedah Tamer


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The Saudi fashion icon is surely one to remember. Not only because of her stunning looks but also due to the fact that she is the first Saudi model to walk a couture runway in Paris and the first to be on the cover of an international magazine. Pioneering in many fields, the 21-year-old has reached a wide range of benchmarks and seems to be willing to hit higher ones too.

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