Riyadh (/rɨˈjɑːd/; Arabic: الرياض ar-RiyāḍNajdi pronunciation: [er.rɪˈjɑːdˤ], is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. It is also the capital of Riyadh Province, and belongs to the historical regions of Najd and Al-Yamama. It is situated in the center of the Arabian Peninsula on a large plateau, and is home to 5.7 million people, and the urban centre of a region with a population of close to 7.3million people.
The city is divided into 15 municipal districts, managed by Riyadh Municipality headed by the mayor of Riyadh, and the Riyadh Development Authority, chaired by the governor of Riyadh Province, Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud. The current mayor of Riyadh is Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Almogbel, appointed in 2012. Riyadh has the largest all-female university in the world, the Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University. It has been designated a global city.
During the Pre-Islamic era the city at the site was called Hajr (Arabic:حجر), and was reportedly founded by the tribe of Banu Hanifa. Hajr served as the capital of the province of Al Yamamah, whose governors were responsible for most of central and eastern Arabia during the Umayyad and Abbasid eras. Al-Yamamah broke away from the Abbasid Empire in 866 and the area fell under the rule of the Ukhaydhirites, who moved the capital from Hajr to nearby Al Kharj. The city then went into a long period of decline. In the 14th century, North African traveller Ibn Battuta wrote of his visit to Hajr, describing it as "the main city of Al-Yamamah, and its name is Hajr". Ibn Battuta goes on to describe it as a city of canals and trees with most of its inhabitants belonging to Bani Hanifa, and reports that he continued on with their leader to Mecca to perform the Hajj.
Saudi Arabia’s fashion industry is on track to become a pioneering and innovative ecosystem, according to Burak Cakmak, chief executive of the country’s FashionCommission... The event, which originally launched in Riyadh in 2019, falls under this umbrella ... Fashion Futures will host a physical event in December in Riyadh.
The CultureMinistry’s Commission of Fashion hosted a digital event on Thursday through a hybrid model that gathered leaders from the global and regional fashion world at studios in Riyadh and New York, and virtually from around the world to discuss issues related to the future of the industry and ways to build the right ecosystem for it.
Saudi Arabia’s flagship fashion event, FashionFutures, made its debut as a re-engineered digital platform on Thursday, with an online conference titled Fashion Futures Live... A post shared by Fashion Futures (@ksa_fashionfutures) ... Fashion x Design ... “If we can change fashion, which is so complex and so fragmented, we can change everything.
RIYADH. Saudi Arabia’s FashionCommission has launched the “100Saudi Brands” program, which aims to support the business development of 100 Saudi designers and luxury brands, providing Saudi fashion products with international competitive standards ... in the Saudi fashion industry.
Some observers believe such moves come within the framework of SaudiCrown PrinceMohammed bin Salman (MBS)’s attempts to “modernize” the kingdom ...Fashion-washing. Saudi way of erasing rights record. Riyadh, under MBS, has attempted to cleanse its image as an oppressive regime through “Fashion Washing”, “Sports Washing” and hosting music concerts ... .
She pointed out that her passion for fashion had started at a young age ... Based in Riyadh, she started her career as a fashion editor, then dabbled in historical costume design before going on to style some of the biggest fashion and fine jewelry campaigns in Saudi Arabia ... I hope to see a thriving fashion ecosystem in Saudi.”.
In one its latest moves, Riyadh has taken initial steps to become a fashion capital like Milan, Paris and New York; and of course to distract attention from the underbelly of the kingdom; what critics say is an explicit act of "fashion-washing" ... with fashion-oriented publications.
“Working with illustrious names in the fashion world, we will raise the standards of luxury property and position Riyadh as a preferred destination for the discerning,” said Ziad El Chaar, vice chairman of Dar Al Arkan.
The Shams Ar Riyadh project is located in a strategic area north of Riyadh, on the King KhalidRoad, extending over an area of more than 5 million sq m ...Working with illustrious names in the fashion world, we will raise the standards of luxury property and position Riyadh as a preferred destination for the discerning," he added.
The Hogan Lovells firm working for Riyadh is finessing the inroads made by the Saudi image building effort in the US hinterland to fashion tailored messages addressed to US members of Congress... Such a relationship continues to loom large in Saudi security and stability prospects considering the ongoing challenges which Riyadh faces.
In January 2021, an haute couture fashion catwalk showcased modernized, open abayas (normally fully-closed black robes that are generally worn by women) that allowed seeing the ankles, and loose veils in front of a mixed-gender audience at a private event in Riyadh... ‘Fashion-washing’ while activists are imprisoned.
RIYADH. The third phase of the SaudiMinistry of Culture’s fashion incubation program will kick off on April 11 in an effort to promote the fashion sector and cultural entrepreneurship in the Kingdom... The fashion ...
In the last couple of years, the country hosted its first-ever FashionWeek in Riyadh in 2018, the Dubai-based Arab Fashion Council opened up an office in Riyadh and Saudi fashion designers are getting more recognition than ever as they lay the groundwork for a real, thriving fashion industry.