Saudi national program planned for local fashion designers

A national Saudi program for Fashion designers to regulate the local fashion designing industry

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The Saudi project "We Are All Producers" will soon launch a national program for Saudi fashion designers that aims to regulate the local fashion designing industry and integrate it into the national and global economy.

Head of the project, Faisal Bataweel, said the project is currently working to establish a national collaborative association for Saudi fashion designers parallel to training courses in fashion design that will be held during the coming months.

In addition, he said, the project will organize a scientific forum in mid-2015 as part of the activities to support producing families and the development of their products, Al-Riyadh daily reported.

Bataweel pointed out that the project has recruited a number of Saudi designers for this task, and has selected those who carry specialized university degrees in fashion design and those who are known to have prominent social roles in supporting the fashion design sector and producing families.

He explained that the program will be launched at the Center for Social Responsibility in the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the supervising team is working on attracting fashion designers to the national assembly for collaborative fashion designers that will be managed by its members with support from the "We Are All Producers" project.

Head of the team supervising the program's launch, Fatima Qurban, said that the management of the We Are All Producers project has formed a team of designers to contact and gather Saudi designers for the benefit of the fashion designing industry and to achieve an integration between producing families and designers, under the slogan "Our Fashion is of Our Creativity."

Niazi said scientific courses in fashion designing will be held in cooperation with the home economics college of King Abdulaziz University, under the supervision of highly qualified specialists.

Al-Mohammadi added that work is underway to organize the first forum for Saudi fashion designers, which is expected to be held in the middle of the next year.

“The forum will discuss ways and means to develop the fashion designing industry and support for the workers in this sector,” she said.