Video: Has Dubai embraced the fashion industry?

Thu 21 Mar 2019 10:36 AM GST
The founder of the business is Wael Hussain, who is known for pairing contemporary tailoring with an unconventional, stylish twist.

Hussain’s father is also a tailor, but that didn’t stop him from shunning old school material and methods to create his very own thing.

“I think growing up here in Dubai played a huge part in who I am creatively,” says Hussain. “There are so many cultures and ways of doing things, that there was never a single path open to me. This place forces you to think out of the box”.

Most recently, Hussain has drawn accolades for his line of bomber jackets. But they aren’t just regular bomber jackets, he’s going all in and crafting from leftover items of clients’ clothing; an old suit or ripped pair of pants. It’s a great example of Hussain’s commitment to sustainable fashion.

“I love bomber jackets, because it’s a really versatile piece of clothing. You can play around with it in any number of ways, and I love the fact that I can create these incredibly unique pieces from old, unused clothing”.

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(Source: ESQUIRE Middle East YouTube channel)