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American urban to Middle Eastern styles, designers shine during LA Fashion Week

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Some of the industry’s youngest designers got to show their ideas during Los Angeles’ biannual Fashion Week.

From MollyKate Cline women’s march-inspired collection to Brennan Manuel’s new men’s wear line that involves new fabrics, Al Arabiya’s entertainment reporter Simo Benbachir got to interview many designers after their shows.

“My collection this year is something totally different. It’s progression. Back in 2014, 2015, I kept myself in a box but this year I’m coming out and really expressing myself and (my new) line is very unapologetic,” Roosevelt Broome, designer of RICHY, told Al Arabiya English.

Some designers with Middle Eastern backgrounds also got to show during the week like Iraqi-born Ammar Rhaima and Pakistani-born Saudi-raised designer Salman Jaafar.

“I grew up and learned how to be a tailor in Baghdad… our market is very different than LA’s, the market here is much more open. It’s much more challenging here with new ideas and I’m trying to bring more images of the Middle East to Los Angeles,” Rhaima, owner of Ammar’s Tailoring, told Al Arabiya English