To support the fashion industry in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Fashion Commission and Prince Mohammed bin Salman Nonprofit City in Riyadh teamed up to create educational and training programs for aspiring young Saudi designers, look into possibilities for entrepreneurship incubation, and bring in talent and investors. It will also provide the groundwork for partnerships to stage a range of fashion-related events and festivals throughout the city.
The commission has also agreed to construct a studio for product prototypes and samples that will be furnished with tools, know-how, and equipment to support the expansion of the fashion-design ecosystem.
David Henry, CEO of Nonprofit City, Burak Cakmak, CEO of the Saudi Fashion Commission, and Hamed bin Mohammed Fayez, Deputy Minister of Culture and vice-chairman of the board of the fashion commission, all signed the agreement in the Ministry of Culture’s Diriyah offices.
While Burak Cakmak, CEO of the Saudi Fashion Commission, emphasized the importance of the fashion industry to the cultural landscape of the kingdom and the necessity for collaboration to grow it, David Henry, CEO of Nonprofit City, said he looks forward to creating opportunities to inspire the next generation of talent and showcase Saudi Arabia’s culture.
According to the developers, Nonprofit City, situated in the Irqah district next to Wadi Hanifa, will offer unrivaled retail experiences by giving local fashion firms a platform to pioneer creative, instructive experiences and entertaining.
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