Reem Al Kanhal's designs are unique, with bold prints and trendy cuts, it's no wonder they've been snapped up so quickly by the likes of DNA Riyadh and S*uce Boutique. Through dedication, determination, and enthusiasm, Reem, a Saudi young creative, turned fashion design from a hobby to a flourishing career. Khaleejesque got in touch with Reem Al Kanhal and discussed her fashion career, inspirations and fashion brand RK Designs.
How did you start RK Designs?
Ever since I was a little girl, I choose my own outfits and what I wore. I was very curious about designer clothes flipping my mom's YSL blazer trying to figure how it was constructed; I was only 9 years old back then. I wanted to study fashion, but since there were no fashion schools in Saudi Arabia, this curiosity and passion had to be learnt from books; and was turned into a hobby.
This hobby turned into a small business after people came up to me asking me where I got my outfits or gowns and were shocked that they were all my own design; which in turn landed me orders and a demand was created for my designs. This phenomena made me decide to go to fashion school, and in turn I launched my first RK collection in 2010.
Who do you design for?
I design for the little girl in every woman that loves to play dress up .
What inspires you?
My designs are inspired by people, books, history, art, architecture, and movies; anything and everything inspires me and can influence the entire scope of my collection.
What's in store for RK Designs?
I got so much positive support locally, and thereby in turn made me open my very own showroom in Riyadh in 2011. Regionally, I stock at S*uce Dubai, with plans to expand my showroom regionally and one day stock RK Designs internationally.
For more information about RK Designs and where to buy it, check out the RK Designs website or contact the RK Designs Showroom at (+966) 012936197
Reem has graciously sponsored a giveaway on Khaleejesque, check it out here
Image Credits: RK Designs
– Khaleejesque Staff