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MEME x AMAL AL RAISI

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by Editor | Mademoiselle Meme

One of my biggest goals on Mademoiselle Meme is to highlight young, new designers and designers hailing from The Middle East. There are exciting talents that are up-and-coming, and many times lesser known, that I follow on social media and have been tracking for years. Part of supporting the arts and fostering community in fashion is to support these designers. Owning a small business in fashion is extremely difficult, and it takes a lot of money to survive. As with many small businesses, many fail, and I think we have a responsibility to support designers trying to make their mark on the industry, especially those from communities of color or from places that are not considered a “fashion capital”.

Amal Al Raisi, an Omani designer, has been on my radar for many years. Her capsule and ready-to-wear collections are feminine and ethereal with an added element of tradition and elegance. You will certainly find flowy Kaftans in each collections, as well as modest silhouettes in light fabrics, perfect for the Omani desert climate. I previously have worn a look from Amal Al Raisi at NYFW in 2017. More recently, I had the pleasure of wearing two of her looks for weddings I attended.

See more from Amal Al Raisi at amalalraisi.com