Saudi Designer Arwa Al Banawi Says She Is “Thrilled” To See Kris Jenner Wearing Her Collection

BY Milli Midwood / Jul 2 2019 / 20:48 PM

The momager wears a blazer from the designer’s autumn/winter 2018 collection on our cover shoot

Saudi Designer Arwa Al Banawi Says She Is “Thrilled” To See Kris Jenner Wearing Her Collection
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Kris Jenner makes her Saudi designer debut on the cover of Harper’s BAZAAR Arabia’s July/August issue. The ‘momager’ is pictured clad in a blazer from Dubai-based Jeddah-born Arwa Al Banawi’s autumn/winter 2018 collection.

Kris wears: Blazer, Dhs1,700; Pants, Dhs1,110, both Arwa Al Banawi

“I always wanted to dress Kris Jenner as I really love and admire her boss and mama skills,” the designer tells BAZAAR upon seeing the photo shoot. “This piece is really designed to bring out the powerful source in a woman and Kris is a powerhouse, so I was so psyched and happy. The shoot is inspiring.”

BAZAAR’s former Fashion Editor Gemma Deeks, who styled the shoot, added, “I wanted Kris to wear something bold for her solo shot. It had to represent a strong, powerful woman and I believe this look did exactly that. She is often seen wearing trousers suits, so I styled the androgynous look with gloves, Alaia sunglasses and a classic felt hat for a new twist, there is something very nostalgic yet modern about this look.”

Arwa Al Banawi autumn/winter 2018

On the Kardashian-Jenner clan influencing Arab women’s style, Banawi says, “Honestly I think they have an insane influence in the Arab region. I never used to show my hairdresser photos of celebrities hair and make-up style because it’s a different look that Arabs don’t relate to. But Kim and her sisters have similar skin tones to women in the region, so we now look to them for beauty trends. They’ve also given women confidence to rock a fuller figure. Some women were so insecure, they just wanted to skinny, but the Kardashians have changed that.”

Click here to see our full shoot with Kris and Kylie Jenner.