New Designer: Faissal El-Malak

I just recently discovered a new regional talent, Faissal El-Malak, through the instagram account of Harvey Nichols Dubai. First of all the styling of his pieces were so refreshing, and I would definitely wear some of the pieces for Ramadan and beyond. The cultural influences are inevitable in his designs, and beautifully translated to the creative process of his debut collection.

So who is Faissal El-Malak? According to his website, he is a Palestinian designer who was brought up between Montreal Canada and Doha Qatar. He trained as a fashion designer in Paris’ Atelier Chardon Savard and recently moved back to the Gulf, finally settling in Dubai in September 2014. El-Malak has been working on developing his contemporary Middle Eastern design identity by bridging traditional artisan work with modern design. His SS15 collection draws from the millennial tradition of weaving in Yemen.

To find out more about Faissal El-Malak, click here