New Footwear brand Arnaa Launches at Harvey Nichols Kuwait
This March sees Farah Sultan launch her debut collection at renowned international luxury retailer, Harvey Nichols Kuwait. The Arnaa Spring Summer collection combines Italian artisanal skills with a whimsical, spirited sensibility. Founder and creative director, Sultan, draws inspiration from the botanical universe, the pop fantasy culture of the 1980s and the elegant detailing of turn of the 20th century footwear.
Exotic hand- stitched 3D leather blooms in brilliant shades of primrose pink, turquoise and violet are a leitmotif throughout the collection. The erotic orchid features on the Taranto style – a patent leather cone heeled sandal with a leaf decorated ankle strap. The cherry blossom flower (symbol of grace and beauty) is embroidered onto the pointed vamp of the Carlotta flat, turning an everyday staple into a celebratory statement.
Throughout the collection, Sultan deploys her signature black and white stripe pinstripe pattern as graphic piping as well as on inner soles and statement vamps. The optic detailing sets off the vibrant colour palette of citrine, rose gold, tangerine turquoise and pink bringing new energy to classic styles such as the Suva – a platform pump with a cigarette heel and striped vamp.
Sultan, who was born and raised in Kuwait city and trained in footwear at Ars Sutoria in Milan, insists on both comfort and delight. Her shoes are ergonomically designed and incorporate hidden internal cushioning and strong heels to allow for easy, elegant movement.
Founded in 2015, the Arnaa brand is a handcrafted ‘Made in Italy’ collection that fuses artisan skills with innovate shapes and decoration. Arnaa is currently stocked in luxury department stores and boutiques in London, Milan and the Middle East.