03 Apr '18, 3pm

It's not all Louis Vuitton x Supreme gear and Hermès Birkin bags in Dubai.

Beyond all the Louis Vuitton x Supreme gear and Hermès Birkin bags, there is a new guard of young upstart designers who are quietly making names for themselves in a town known for its over-the-top excess. More than a desert playground for the rich, Dubai is also a land of opportunity for many local and immigrant fashion designers. Wekaforé Jibril and Wathek Allal are two of these wunderkinder. With vastly different approaches, these creatives are building their own labels and creating space for more underground brands to the surface on the shores of Dubai. As Jibril explains, “Dubai is a very interesting place. On the one hand, it is a difficult city for young designers because you get stuck between the painful pendulum of lack of support. On the other hand, it’s a neutral, free ground where you have no gatekeepers and you have all of the opportunities to create something ...

Full article: https://www.vogue.com/article/dubai-designers-wekafore-pr...

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