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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 October 2018

Statement jacket celebrates historic day for women in Saudi

'Every country has days when things happen that shift the course of the future - and this is one of those'

Driving jacket. Ekleel Al Faris
Driving jacket. Ekleel Al Faris

Luxury Saudi fashion label Hindamme has released a sports-luxe driving jacket to commemorate the lifting of the ban on women drivers in the Kingdom. The jacket, available in green or black, is emblazoned with the date, June 24, in both English and Arabic.

"I was moved by the decision to lift the ban on women driving because it seemed like something that would never happen," said designer Mohammed Khoja, who is the founder of the brand.

"Every country has historic days when things happen that shift the course of the future - and this is one of those dates. That was the inspiration. I thought, how can I, as a designer, pay tribute to this without doing something cliche?"

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Female motorists got behind the wheel for the first time in decades in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Some three million women in Saudi Arabia could receive licences and actively begin driving by 2020, according to consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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