The Jordanian Royal Family touched down in the UK to attend 18-year-old Princess Salma's graduation from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Their Majesties King Abdullah II, Queen Rania, Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Iman attended the ceremony as a family to cheer her on. Per usual, Queen Rania was styled to perfection, giving us all a lesson in winter dressing with elegance. She's more often than not spotted wearing something from a Middle Eastern designer, but this time her look is full-on from the region - including a very traditional Saudi design.
Queen Rania styled a white, detailed 'farwa' (AKA sheepskin coat) from Saudi-based brand Abadia over a calf-grazing black dress. She accentuated the sleek look with white heels, black leather gloves, and a black-and-gold studded handbag from Egyptian sister design duo Okhtein.
Courtesy of Okhtein
On Abadia's Insta stories, they explain exactly what a 'farwa' is: "Traditionally during such weather conditions, Saudi men wear the farwa to stay warm. Farwa (Fur) is a Saudi winter coat originally made out of sheepskin, now evolved into a wool coat lined with sheepskin. Fast forward: Now farwas are considered THE fashion item for Saudi women."
We can always count on Queen Rani to represent the region, whether she's bringing attention to the unique challenges Middle Eastern women face or wearing local designers on the red carpet.
Courtesy of Okhtein
Okhtein, which appropriately translates to "sisters" in Arabic, is known for setting trends left and right and grazing the arms of high-profile celebs, most notably Beyoncé. The Mini Studded Black Bag that Queen Rania opted for is one of the brand's perpetually sold-out pieces, so if you see it's in stock - you'll want to add to your cart ASAP.
Mini Studded Black Gold Bag, 2,975.29, okhtein.com
Press play to watch an episode of Fashion News featuring Queen Rania spotlighting Dubai-based designers.