Reinterpreting Tradition: Fashion Designer Hatem Alakeel

Reinterpreting Tradition: Fashion Designer Hatem Alakeel

PSFK talks with Saudi Arabian designer who's re-creating traditional garments with a contemporary perspective.

Plus Aziz
  • 29 november 2010

The thobe is a form of men’s clothing that bears many names across the Gulf region, some countries refer to it as a dishdasha while others call it a kandura. This garb has remained virtually unchanged for hundreds of years. In this post, we talk with fashion designer Hatem Alakeel about how he has transformed the thobe, and   developed his cutting-edge fashion boutique brand, Toby.

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