About Arabian Nites
“Arabian Nites is a story by women, for women. The women emboldened by inner strength and empowered by strife, unwavering in their confidence and aspiration.”
The birth of a new era
When Arabian Nites opened the doors of its London boutique back in 2004, it was a small ripple in an otherwise serene ocean.
Set against a backdrop of east London’s vibrant cultural landscape and thriving markets; our founder and designer Yasmin Safri’s vision of modest fashion reimagined was quietly, confidently born. A sign, small but certain, that change was coming.
With a groundbreaking twist on the largely culturally-influenced modest dress available at the time; designs and fabrics rooted in Islamic heritage and tradition were paired with bold, contemporary shapes and cuts for the first time.
And just like the intricate detail woven carefully into each garment, the message of aspiration, confidence and empowerment in modesty quickly wove itself into the fibre of the community.
Fast forward to the present; with features across several news outlets, dozens of inspired collections and appearances at major modest fashion events, Arabian Nites stands as a force to be reckoned with in the modest fashion space - dressing everyone from diplomats to new Muslims and everyone in between.
The Arabian Nites woman
Above all, Arabian Nites is borne of a series of values and deeply held commitments to each woman whose lives we touch.
Contemporary women as roots of their communities; women whose inner strength and fortitude, with shoulders carrying generations of people; as changemakers and the leaders of tomorrow.
And while inspiration for Arabian Nites came initially from the graceful, enigmatic women of the Gulf, shrouded in mystery, decadence and quiet confidence, Yasmin encompasses all women in her vision that every woman deserves a garment that makes her feel graceful, empowered, and alive.
The Arabian Nites promise
With each unique garment designed by Yasmin in London, and ethically hand-dyed, hand crafted, and hand-embellished to the highest of standards by skilled artisans in India, the commitment to women doesn’t stop at looking and feeling graceful.
And whilst Arabian Nites is above and beyond the sum of our commitments, it is also an extension of our founder Yasmin’s personal story; an ambitious fashion graduate finding a safe space for her creativity.
A story of idealism, escapism and perseverance. A pursuit of passion inspired by balmy, nostalgic nights in the Middle East.
A testament to an understanding that a garment has the power to transform like no other; and that a woman transformed has power beyond measure.