The Gulf's new crop of menswear designers

(Fashion) forward thinking
VAROIN MARWAH - The Dubai-based fashion designer taps into his Indian heritage to present his signature style of imperial-inspired menswear this season. For his debut menswear show at FFWD, Marwah’s roots guide him to a collection that features creative, clean lines, contemporary silhouettes and an eye-catching attention to detail.
Varoin Marwah
VAROIN MARWAH - The Dubai-based fashion designer taps into his Indian heritage to present his signature style of imperial-inspired menswear this season. For his debut menswear show at FFWD, Marwah’s roots guide him to a collection that features creative, clean lines, contemporary silhouettes and an eye-catching attention to detail.
 SALIM AZZAM - Part of Azzam’s appeal is his drive to effect social change with his label. The Lebanese illustrator and designer works with local craftswomen who embroider his designs onto the line’s shirts. The collection tells the tale of these craftswomen via Mount Lebanon’s cold weather and warm colours.
Salim Azzam
SALIM AZZAM - Part of Azzam’s appeal is his drive to effect social change with his label. The Lebanese illustrator and designer works with local craftswomen who embroider his designs onto the line’s shirts. The collection tells the tale of these craftswomen via Mount Lebanon’s cold weather and warm colours.
 TAIR - Modern geometric silhouettes and traditional Japanese aesthetics are at the heart of Aliya Tair’s menswear line, which makes its debut at FFWD. Created in 2013, the collection sees classic menswear textiles blended with less obvious choices, blurring notions of masculine and feminine, in terms of fabrics and cuts.
Tair
TAIR - Modern geometric silhouettes and traditional Japanese aesthetics are at the heart of Aliya Tair’s menswear line, which makes its debut at FFWD. Created in 2013, the collection sees classic menswear textiles blended with less obvious choices, blurring notions of masculine and feminine, in terms of fabrics and cuts.
 HOUSE OF NOMAD - Having made their FFWD debut last year, longtime friends Ahmed El Sayed and Saleh Al Banna, have quickly become one the region’s most beloved homegrown labels. Its staples include bomber jackets, cropped tops and jumpers, updated with quirky details and innovative fabrics — a nod to their love of the sports-luxe aesthetic.
House of Nomad
HOUSE OF NOMAD - Having made their FFWD debut last year, longtime friends Ahmed El Sayed and Saleh Al Banna, have quickly become one the region’s most beloved homegrown labels. Its staples include bomber jackets, cropped tops and jumpers, updated with quirky details and innovative fabrics — a nod to their love of the sports-luxe aesthetic.
19October2016
Matthew Priest