Saudi brand Hindamme, founded by designer Mohammed Khoja, is presenting its “Driving Jacket” at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.
Khoja designed the black and green bomber jackets with the insignia “June 24, 2018, 10 Shawwal 1439” — the date when women in the Kingdom were allowed to drive.
The unisex design, which was created in 2018, features gold and black embroidery in comes in the colors of Saudi Arabia’s flag.
The Victoria & Albert museum is exhibiting the green version of the jacket, which has become part of its permanent collection.
In a previous interview with Arab News, Khoja said: “I was moved by the decision to lift the ban on women driving, because it seemed like something that would never happen. It is a symbolic gesture. The ban has always been held against us as Saudis.”
Khoja said he hoped his jacket would help fashion-conscious Saudis mark the event.
“Every country has historic days when things happen that shift the course of the future — and this is one of those dates. That was the inspiration. I thought, how can I, as a designer, pay tribute to this?
“I call it a driving jacket to commemorate the date.”
The designer said he was “super-proud” of the direction Saudi society was taking with this “progressive push.”
The exhibition showcases clothing, accessories, design, and cultural memorabilia.
Besides Hindamme’s jacket, the museum is also presenting a pair of shoes by Christian Louboutin, the Mae West Lips sofa designed by Salvador Dali, the 2015 Selfish book of selfies by Kim Kardashian and more.
Sofia Boutella hits MTV red carpet in Alexander McQueen look
French-Algerian actress and dancer Sofia Boutella hit the red carpet at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards alongside Foo Fighters frontman Dave Ghrohl, almost a year after starring in a music video for the rock band.
Boutella, who recently joined the star-studded cast of upcoming horror pic “Cuckoo,” showed off a punk-style dress by Alexander McQueen at the MTV VMAs.
The all-black look hailed from the fashion label’s Fall/Winter 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection and featured a deep V-shaped neckline, silver zipper details and a thick leather belt at the waist.
The ensemble was put together by celebrity stylist Jen Woodward, who completed the look with chunky high-heeled boots and equally weighty silver jewelry.
Boutella most recently worked with Ghrohl on the Foo fighters’ music video for their single “Shame, Shame,” which was released in November 2020.
The “Atomic Blonde” star was tapped by the band to depict an interpretation of a recurring dream that’s haunted the lead singer since his childhood days.
Directed by Argentinian photographer and director Paola Kudacki, the black-and-white video sees Foo Fighters frontman Grohl dragging a broken guitar while having multiple interpretive dance encounters with Boutella, who showcases her impressive dance skills.
“#ShameShame is a very meaningful song and it’s a very meaningful visual – different than anything we’ve ever done before,” wrote the Foo Fighters on their Instagram account at the time.
Boutella has decades of dance experience under her belt and has been honing her skills since she was a child.
Born in Bab El-Oued, a bustling neighborhood of Algiers, Boutella started studying ballet aged five. The family fled the Algerian Civil War in 1992 when she was 10 years old and moved to Paris. There, she gravitated towards rhythmic gymnastics, joining the French national team at the age of 18.
She blended her classical ballet training with the physicality of gymnastics and even spent time break-dancing with a dance group called the Vagabond Crew.
Her breakout moment came in 2007, when renowned choreographer Jamie King was searching for a female dancer for a Nike commercial. He came across Boutella’s video submission and snapped her up for the campaign.
Ultimately, she decided to put aside her dancing career to pursue acting. Today, the dancer-turned-actress has a number of Hollywood blockbusters under her belt, including “Fahrenheit 451,” “Atomic Blonde” and “The Mummy,” where she starred alongside Tom Cruise.
Gigi Hadid amazes fans as she walks the Moschino runway
Gigi Hadid mesmerised fans at this year’s New York Fashion Week, walking in two graphic fits from the brand’s spring/summer 2022 collection.
The mom to 11-month-old baby Khai sported a matching three piece set, including a crop top, skirt and tweed jacket, featuring designer Jeremy Scott’s statement cartoons.
Zayn Malik’s sweetheart also rocked a Moschino logo necklace, a pink belt, and playful pink earrings, carrying a white bag embellished with beads to match the light blue, pink and yellow color scheme.
In her second appearance, the supermodel wore a strapless gown printed with friendly cartoon animals, with a thigh-high slit and one statement puff sleeve, paired with yellow heels and a large baby bottle.
Gigi Hadid simply won hearts with her amazing walk, attracting massive praise from fans and admirers.
Megan Fox steps out in heels by Lebanese designer Andrea Wazen
US actress Megan Fox proved this week that she is a fan of Lebanese footwear designer Andrea Wazen’s creations.
The star wore Wazen’s heels to the REVOLVE Gallery Private Event this week in New York City.
Fox, who shared pictures of the event with her Instagram followers on Thursday, opted for a pair of clear pointed-toe heels with gold-strap detailing, called the Dassy Sunset PVC Pumps.
She matched her heels with a sporty pale yellow jacket and matching flared pants.
It is not the first time that Fox has worn Wazen’s designs.
Earlier this week, the “Transformers” actress shared photos on her Instagram wearing a pair of transparent shoes designed by Wazen that featured green criss-cross detailing.
In July, the star championed the designer’s lace-up Mandaloun heels in blue.
Fox wore Wazen’s shoes during a shoot for Who What Wear, the California-based fashion brand that produces trend reports, celebrity style guides, wardrobe how-to lessons and fashion news.
Wazen’s work has been spotted on a number of A-listers and it girls, including Katy Perry, Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Lopez and Hailey Bieber.
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