5 Palestinian Designers To Shop Now
Palestine has been making the news in a world that seems to be powerless in trying to help those suffering, losing their homes, losing loved ones and having their home towns destroyed. From food to fashion, there is much to be celebrated about Palestinian culture. To show support to Palestinian designers, we’ve rounded up 5 that you might want to check out when you’re shopping next!
Omar Joseph Nasser-Khoury
Omar Joseph Nasser-Khoury is an emerging Palestinian designer who highlights the traditional craft of Palestinian embroidery as he combines tradition with contemporary fashion sensibilities.
Taslaq is a renowned Palestinian designer who was born there in 1970 and has since dressed women from the members of Arab royal families to American stars. His designs have been seen on the runways at international couture weeks and is noted for his approach to high end glamour.
Reema Al Banna
Reema Al Banna was born to Palestinian parents but was raised in the UAE. Al Banna has made quite the name for herself after she launched her own fashion label, Reemami, and had since been nominated in 2011, 2012, and 2015 for the best regional designer at the Grazia Style Awards.
If you love anything Palestinian, it's got to be the work of Natalie Tahhan. Combining traditional embroidery with contemporary styling, Tahhan has been noted as a sensational designer after she participated in showcasing her work at a fashion show in Jerusalem in 2015, and awed the crowd. Her work is especially unique to her home country because everything she manufactures hails from Palestine.
Nadya Hazboun is a Palestinian womenswear and jewelry designer from Bethlehem, Palestine. She launched her eponymous label after having presented her work at Amman Fashion Week in 2012 and has since gone on to design the most striking fusion wear as she merges OTT Middle Eastern tastes with European cuts.