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Saudi Fashion Designer Makes It Big With Hollywood Hit

Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning fashion scene has achieved yet another accomplishment, as the Moiré dress, designed by Saudi designer Noura Sulaiman, was chosen to be featured in a large-scale Hollywood production.

Using her knowledge from Riyadh’s Art and Skills Institute’s prestigious fashion design program, where she graduated in 2011, Sulaiman has created a career in luxury ready-to-wear fashion. Her latest success comes from the inclusion of her dress in the official poster of Halsey’s feature film If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Powera film which explores the aspects of pregnancy and child-bearing. Halsey herself gave birth to her first child, Ender Ridley Aydin, last month.

Sulaiman’s piece was selected by Los Angeles-based stylist Law Roach, and was worn by the award-winning singer Hasley, who is the film’s lead actor and scriptwriter. 

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In an interview with Vogue ME, Sulaiman reflects on her piece’s inclusion in the film. “To have it selected by Law Roach and have it worn by Halsey, at a time she was pregnant, for her first-ever feature film which explores the theme of childbirth, is a real privilege.” She continued, “It is an honor to have a piece from my debut collection selected for this opportunity, and to be able to represent Saudi fashion on a global scale.”

The Moiré dress was also featured in Hia Magazine’s April 2021 issue, where it was worn by Saudi ballerina and entrepreneur Samira Alkhamis. It is crafted from ivory moiré fabric, featuring an off-the-shoulder neckline and cascading nulle sleeves. 

If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power will be released on August 25.

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Published on 25 August 2021