DUBAI: Lebanese illustrator Nourie Flayhan is back with another international collaboration.
The artist is teaming up with German sports giant Adidas for an exclusive capsule collection for Ramadan. The unisex range also celebrates the city of Dubai through a one-off design created by Flayhan.
The collection comprises T-shirts and hoodies and will be available in three different colorways — white, altered blue and halo blue. The artworks are inspired by the UAE’s emblems — the palm tree, henna and seven stars to honor the seven Emirates — re-imagined and interpreted through Flayhan’s signature illustration style.
“My artwork pays homage to all the expat kids who grew up or have found a home in Dubai,” Flayhan said.
“I was inspired by old Dubai, the beautiful henna traditions, the desire flower tribulus omanense and the palm trees that framed the paths we walk down giving us shade — a symbol of finding a home in a forge in land.”
The new release will be available in limited quantities from March 27 in the UAE.
Flayhan has made a name for herself in recent years as one of the region’s most talented emerging artists. Originally from Lebanon and growing up in an artistic household, she stands out as a female Arab artist and her work became a means of communication for her.
She has consistently inspired Arab communities by empowering women, communicating authentic cultural touch points and storytelling through her Levantine lens.
Flayhan previously partnered Los Angeles-based fashion label House of Aama on a tote bag that honors women in North Africa and southwest Asia.
In 2021, she collaborated with US luxury fashion house Carolina Herrera on a set of Eid Al-Fitr illustrations.