The third edition of Arab Men’s Fashion Week was held last week at the Dubai Design District, also known as d3, bringing together some of the best fashion designers worldwide.
As 15 emerging and seasoned designers presented their latest collections, the event brought the fashion community together on a global stage.
Among the top international designers who showcased their collections at the fashion event was regional Arab talent.
Maison Du Mec, the Lebanese label, showcased a classic tailoring and suiting collection called ‘Test New Waters’. Lebanese founder and creative director Joseph Achajian said the collection featured rebels in corporate suits, astronauts at the cashier, and mad artists dressed as the guy next door…
Libyan brand Born in Exile showcased the impact of the country’s oil boom on the economic and social landscape. Titled ‘Blood, Sweat and Oil’, it featured mixed materials with many designs splashed with an oil print.
Debutant in the Middle Eastern fashion scene, the label Barmo established by Bardiya Mortezaei in 2021 showcased pieces inspired by the great artists of the Modernist era.
The show, titled ‘Am I Floating Or…’, featured suits, jackets, and athleisure wear featuring illustrations, patterns, and hand embroidery by Lebanese designer Ahmed Amer. This was the first time he launched a collection outside of Beirut.
The name-brand label of Jordanian artist Zaid Farouki featured six looks that drew inspiration from the region’s culture, history, and geography. Taglines such as ‘I am Oriental’, ‘I am Arab’, and ‘Being Arab Is My Pride’, which combine English and Arabic, stood out at the show.
Beiruti brand Emergency Room displayed the power of upcycling, as the brand works with thrift second-hand and vintage materials to create one-of-a-kind designs. Started by Eric Mathieu Ritter, the brand showcased colourful ensembles with mismatched prints at Men’s Arab Fashion Week.