Designers from the Middle East and North Africa are more known for glamorous couture than envelope-pushing streetwear, but a new crop of independent labels are currently redefining the status quo.
6 streetwear brands to shop now
The London-based brand by Saudi designer Talal Hizami offers a blend of sports-inspired silhouettes and a refined approach to tailoring.
Founded by French-Moroccan designer Charaf Tajer, the Paris-based “apres-sport” label has gained an impressive client list that includes everyone from Lil Nas X to Rosalia.
Founded by pseudonymous photography duo Chebmoha and Chndy who hail from Iraq and Oman respectively, the unisex label is coveted for its cozy bowling shirts, sporty track suits and graphic t-shirts.
This Oman-based urban brand for men and women was founded by four anonymous female designers.
Founded by friends Mike Taylor and Flo Moser in 2014, the Dubai-based brand pays tribute to its Middle Eastern roots with designs that incorporate a ghitra pocket pattern, Arabic lettering and “Dubai Tribe” artwork on its T-shirts, hoodies and caps.
Born in the UAE to Pakistani parents, Taha Yousuf launched his brand in 2018 in a sartorial attempt to create meaningful streetwear inspired by his Muslim identity.