Saudi gowns … the glow of heritage dominates the black color
Cultural transformations reflected in women’s fashion and designs
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Riyadh: «Asharq Al-Awsat»
In Saudi Arabia, many concepts have changed, and a new form of lifestyle has emerged, including the women’s abaya. In the past, it was designed similarly and its color was limited to black, but today it comes to us in various shapes and designs that reflect the personality and nature of women.
Last weekend, the second most expensive global race ceremony, the “Saudi Cup 2021”, was organized in the Kingdom at King Abdulaziz Equestrian Square in Janadriyah in Riyadh. Organized in Saudi Arabia, at King Abdulaziz Equestrian Square in Janadriyah, Riyadh; An equestrian championship, and although attention was directed to the participating horses and their owners, the costume had a remarkable presence that rose to be the talk of many, especially women’s uniforms, and gowns with different and varied designs that each reflect a different personality and spirit.
This championship was a wedding to celebrate the ancient traditional Saudi costumes, which come within the general dress code announced by the Horse Racing Club and the Ministry of Culture represented by the Fashion Authority, to attend this event in King Abdulaziz Square in Janadriyah.
In this, Manal Al-Harthi, a social researcher, says: “When interpreting society in light of the constructivist theory, the change that is taking place in Saudi society in recent years, from the empowerment of women to the openness that we are witnessing today, has been reflected in society in its various fields, especially the interest in the culture of fashion. And the dress of women in particular ». In her interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, she added that it is natural that there are transformations in the form and design of the Saudi woman’s mantle, as every part of society will have an impact on the rest of the parts.
Today, Arab women, especially Saudi Arabia, have begun to pay attention to developing new designs and shapes of the abaya, reflecting their personality in a modern way, and with designs that show their elegance, and this has recently begun to appear on many occasions.
And since the costumes represent the identity of the person, and then the society to which he belongs, it was necessary for the Saudi abaya to be present strongly in important occasions, holidays, National Day celebrations, festivals and weddings, and in a variety of forms. This increased the interest of visitors to the Kingdom from other societies and cultures to learn more about all that characterizes the Saudi society. It is not surprising that the gowns, with their modern designs, are inspired by the local heritage and culture, but their presentation comes with modern designs and innovations and colors that are not limited to black only.