At Buro247 Middle East, we are committed to showcasing and celebrating the extraordinary talent in the Arab world. With our column, #BuroSpotlights, we bring you stories of pioneering artists, innovative designers, tech trailblazers, cinematic visionaries, sports stars, and more.
This week, #BuroSpotlights Kuwaiti designers Altaf Almudhayan and Sharifa Alsuleity, the creative geniuses behind the footwear label Thuna. Translating to “pair,” the brand’s name refers not only to its product offering but also to the founding duo who make a perfect Thuna. See what they did there?
Decade-long friends Almudhayan and Alsuleity were inspired to challenge the status quo and venture into the (usually) male-dominated footwear business, thus birthing Thuna. Resting on the belief that every woman deserves a great pair of shoes, Thuna crafts high-quality, handmade shoes, considering the needs of the women who will wear them.
Thuna’s designs are inspired by the modern woman, and the latest Winter 2023 collection is no different. Exploring the connection between a woman’s inner beliefs and the reflection thereof on her outer world, the power of mirrors is at the heart of the Winter 2023 collection. The concept of mirrors is brought to life with each design to symbolize and reflect every woman’s multifaceted beauty and resilience. Each step becomes a canvas for expressing strength, grace, and individuality, making a bold statement of empowerment and self-expression.
The Thuna Winter 2023 collection ranges from heels, sneakers, mules, boots, and more.