Who : HRH Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz
Where : Fashion’s most prominent Saudi Arabian Royal
What : Owner of D’NA, the wildly successful clothing boutique in Riyadh
Princess Deena was clear on her direction in life quite early on. Fashion would be her mission in life, as professed to her by her style bible, American Vogue.
“It was unbelievable! “Abdulaziz remembers with a laugh, lounging in a vintage white Courreges shift in the sunlight dappled courtyard of her Riyadh home. “I would gasp when I opened each page. I have every single issue of Vogue since 1988″.
Californian born, raised between Saudi Arabia and USA (at the time almost polar opposites), Deena grew up understanding and appreciating both cultures, which explains her ability to blend so seamlessly into both societies, all respecting her as a style maven.
Abdelaziz founded D’NA as a member’s only boutique in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, stocking fashion forward labels such as Haider Ackermann and Rosie Assoulin. The boutique has emerged as an independent fashion voice in the Middle East and international fashion scene.
Princess Deena has a proven track record as an intuitive buyer. She was one of the first to back Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu, and was an early champion of London’s new guard, including Erdem, Roksanda, Mary Katrantzou and Osman.
NY Fashion Week February, 19´15
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