10 Dubai Fashion Designers to Watch Out For

The fashion stakes are high in Dubai! | © Jaguar MENA/Flickr
The fashion stakes are high in Dubai! | © Jaguar MENA/Flickr
Photo of Jessica Harn
21 November 2017

Dubai is quickly growing into a city full of innovation and creativity. With this comes the huge boom in both the consumption and the creation of fashion trends and designer fashion. Here are the top 10 fashion designers from Dubai that you should watch out for – they may soon be taking over the fashion industry!

Nathalie Trad

Since the launch of her Dubai-based fashion brand, bag designer Nathalie Trad has branded herself as an internationally acclaimed fashion success. She has gained widespread celebrity fans, from the likes of Solange Knowles and Olivia Palermo to Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz.

House of Nomad

One of the most well-known brands to have come out of Dubai, the House of Nomad is now a well-established fashion icon throughout the world, winning several design awards. Their sleek styles and minimalist fashion sense has won fans from all different areas of fashion and design.

Rami Al Ali

Al Ali, with his couture designs and luxurious classic fashion sense, has taken the fashion world by storm. Besides being one of the highlights of Paris Couture Week every year, he’s won fans such as Beyonce Knowles, Chanel Iman, and Kerry Washington.

Au revoir Paris, It's been magical, as always. Until next time! #RamiAlAli #ParisFashionWeek #AW1718 #HauteCouture #Blush

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Nafsika Skourti

With her bold, youthful designs and her feminist and daring fashion sense, Skourti has gained favour with the politically savvy and is becoming one of the most sought-after streetwear fashion designers. Recently a part of the Burberry’s Art of the Trench Project and recognized as a regional trendsetter, Skourti’s clothing line is one of the most exciting to look out for from Dubai.

🔥flame jeans🔥available in 2 colour ways: black with green flames / charcoal with white. SHOP NOW @theluxuryarcade

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One of Dubai’s most famous abaya designers, Faiza Bouguessa is bringing to life the traditional abaya of the region and making it fashionable and hip to wear. With her innovative designs, bold colors and fabrics, the brand continues to gain widespread international attention for modern hijab-friendly fashion.


Launched by Reema Al Banna in 2009, this brand has one of the strongest feminist stands in fashion in both the region and the world. Not only is her fashion line daring and quirky, but behind each piece of clothing is a message on the strength of women and power of solidarity.

Taller Marmo

Although the designers Riccardo Audisio and Yago Goicoechea are Italian, this brand was launched and grew in Dubai’s vibrant fashion community. Specializing in a modern-take on suits for both men and women, this clothing line has gained quick international recognition for its unique mix of tradition and innovation.

@Shourouk wearing #Resort2017 @MarieClaireArabia @BananAlawneh @HuaweiArabia @FauxConsultancy @AmineJreissaty

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Nadine Kanso

Although she also works as an artist and photographer, Nadine Kanso’s Bil Arabi jewelry line is what is making headlines around the world. With fans like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, each of her pieces is embedded with Arabic letters or symbols of her Arabic culture; making each piece truly unique.

Y | ي | #حب_بلعربي #صنع_في_الامارات #madeintheuae #bilarabioriginal #bilarabilove #nadinekanso #bilarabi

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Inspired by her travels abroad from her hometown of Dubai, designer Ayah Tabari’s collection showcases clothing named after countries or cultures that have spoken to her through fashion. What in part makes her brand so appealing is the fact that much of her pieces are seasonless and timeless, making every skirt or blouse in-style no matter what.


Famous for her marble box clutches, regional Instagram celebrity Lilian Afshar has taken both Dubai and the rest of the world by storm. Her brand is now international, and continues to grow, with her most recent collection of whimsical clutches, each named after a character from a Wes Anderson movie.

The minimalist bag ft. The Eugene white marble ☁️ #lafshar

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