“Saudi Arabia has a rich and diverse heritage, which offers every designer immense space to create while reflecting our rich heritage and its deep roots at the same time.”
"But I am Tima, a daughter of this nation that is now going through a shift that has caught the eyes of the entire world, an authentic and unique shift, one that is not artificialised. It is our own ideology and experience, and we should be the ones to lead it.”
Tima Abid's collections are a celebration of her Saudi Arabian heritage, seamlessly blending cultural influences with contemporary design sensibilities. Each creation showcases her unique aesthetic, reflecting her deep connection to her roots while pushing the boundaries of creativity.
Tima Abid's debut at Paris Haute Couture Week solidified her position as a visionary designer with an unparalleled aesthetic. Her collection not only celebrated her Saudi Arabian heritage but also showcased her exceptional design prowess and commitment to delivering exquisite craftsmanship. With a career spanning 16 years since she founded her eponymous label, Tima's success and artistry have garnered recognition from discerning clients, including esteemed members of royalty and renowned artists.
Join Tima Abid on a captivating journey through the intersection of culture, artistry, and fashion as she continues to redefine boundaries and inspire the world with her exceptional designs.
Saudi designer TIMA ABID puts on fashion show at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The fashion house’s designs featured earthy hues, harness belts, and multi-layered oversized coats. The creations also integrated traditional crafts such as sadu and naqda, which is a technique of pulling thin metallic threads through cloth.
a true masterpiece
The talented couturiere from Jeddah showcased a collection of breathtaking designs, ranging from figure-hugging gowns to beautifully structured voluminous dresses.
Among the stunning creations, there was one dress that captivated the audience and earned thunderous applause—a magnificent golden gown embellished with intricate palm tree embroidery. Drawing inspiration from the natural wonders of the Kingdom's landscape, the luxurious velvet fabric was adorned with exquisite details, including sparkling Swarovski crystals and opulent golden-thread embroidery. This particular dress stood out as a true masterpiece, reflecting both the designer's creativity and the beauty of the surrounding environment.
A Tima Abid design on the Harper’s Bazaar Saudi cover shoot of March 2021. Photo by Noura Al-Omari, arrangement by Latifah bint Saad.
Tima Abid: A Visionary Haute Couture Designer Redefining Saudi Fashion Heritage
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Step into the enchanting world of Tima Abid, a renowned haute couture designer from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With a career spanning two decades, Tima has not only established herself as a leading figure in the fashion industry but also as a prolific writer, poet, and interior designer. In an exclusive interview with Harper's Bazaar Saudi's Arabic editor Khulood Ahmed, held at the 9 by Lift gallery in Riyadh, Tima opens up about her journey, her passion for Saudi heritage, and her unwavering commitment to individuality in the field. As she continues to make waves in the fashion world, Tima's dream remains simple: to see her designs grace the closets of women worldwide.
Tima's dream remains simple but profound: to see her exquisite designs grace the closets of women across the globe, each garment a testament to Saudi Arabia's rich cultural heritage and the limitless possibilities of fashion.
Everything you need to know about Saudi designer Tima Abid’s Paris Haute Couture debut
The highly anticipated event took place on January 23 at the elegant Four Seasons Hotel Georges V, where Tima unveiled her glamorous Spring 2020 couture offering. The exclusive presentation captivated a distinguished audience, including private clients, members of the royal family, and renowned Syrian singer Assala Nasri. With a year of meticulous planning and preparation, Tima's collection left an indelible mark on the world of haute couture.
Tima Abid's collection of 50 breathtaking couture gowns showcased her exceptional talent and the craftsmanship of her team at the Jeddah atelier. Each design was meticulously crafted with opulent fabrics like crepe and tulle, adorned with intricate gold and silver embroidery, beads, sequins, and plumes. The pieces were a true testament to Tima's unrivaled ability to create body-hugging eveningwear that exuded glamour and sophistication.