Far long have designers who were admirers of the classic arabian sandal from the gulf region, danced with making their own version of the unique ethnic footwear.
I must admit there is something quite special about the sandals donned by royals and layman alike of Arabia.
Here is a glimpse of the original, authentic , ethnic style of the sandal
Now take a look at Jil Sanders version of the classic
I personally like them and thinks she did an excellent job on modernizing an otherwise very ethnic looking shoe to meet the eclectic updated taste of the western world.
Here is an even more detailed version of the Saudi sandal by Jil Sander
Jil Sander isn’t the only designer making this sandals a part of her season collection. Last SS 2019 British Columbian designer Esteban Cortazar created a beautiful detailed version of the Saudi sandal in both flat and heeled styles.
I am all for designers venturing out into other cultures and putting their own touches and twists on the original design. After all that is what being an artist and designer is all about.
There are many versions of the sandal created by many designers and local brands in the Middle East. Take a look and get yourself a pair to stand out from the crowd.
Created by local Emirati brand Tamashee. Can be purchased Here.
I hope you loved the collections just as much as I did. Until next time , stay as chic and fashionable as you are unique and special.