30 Women Behind Middle
Eastern Brands 2022


17. Nadine Kanso

Brand: Bil Arabi

Category: Jewelry

Establishment: 2006

Nationality: Candian

Headquarters: U.A.E.

Bil Arabi designs incorporate Arabic calligraphy with a contemporary twist. Her jewelry was worn by Lebanese Actress Nadine Nassib Njeim, American-Iraqi businesswoman Huda Kattan, and Jordanian-Armenian shoe designer Amina Muaddi, when the three featured on Vogue Arabia’s February 2022 issue. Kanso has previously collaborated with international brands such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton for commissioned artistic projects. She is also a photographer, with her collections shown at the Cuadro Gallery in Dubai’s International Financial Center.