Nabil Nayal, the Syrian-British designer is back to the Middle East after 18 years. He is an expert in ready-to-wear design and a master in Elizabethan dresses. He even gives presentations on this subject. The collection he presented in Fashion Forward represented precisely this.
He is the Elizabethan dress ambassador in the XXI century. Therefore his command of ruffles, knife pleats and big sleeves and ornaments is excellent. Board shirts and tears also give a particular touch to his designs.
ABOUT NABIL NAYAL
If there is a word which describes him is pioneering. He was the first fashion designer to use 3D printing technology. So since 2010, when he first used it, he applied it to all his collections. Young and restless, his interest in fashion and textiles come from the cradle. As a child, he used to create designs out of a piece of fabric from his father’s shop. Even curtains were good to make a dress. Why not?
He already has some of the most prestigious awards. Among others, the Royal Society of Arts Award, the Graduate Fashion Week ‘Best Womenswear’ Award. Thanks to the British Fashion Council MA Scholarship Award he was able to study at the Royal College of Art.
In February 2015, Nabil was shortlisted for the LVMH Prize and invited to show at Paris Fashion Week.
If it wasn’t enough, he is part of the designers which take part in a new permanent exhibition in the National Museum of Scotland dedicated to international fashion and textiles.
Night, melancholy and death are themes very present in his works. He doesn’t need a whole color palette to create a chic and elegant collection. Black and white is more than enough.
Our favorites: the white dress with black lace in the skirt and tears is the winner for me. The shirt-like dresses, so characteristic in his style, are very appealing to people who don’t like to risk so much.
You may like him or not, but he is definitely one of those designers with a remarkable personality and easily recognizable. He wants his pieces to last long and he creates for a brave woman that is not afraid to wear masculine designs.
More information about him on his web.
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