Paris Men’s Fashion Week: Designer to Watch – Thamanyah

Paris Men’s Fashion Week starts today with a number of our favourite designers all showing SS16 collections in the French capital over the next several days.

One designer we’re particularly excited about seeing is Ahmed Abdelrahman of Thamanyah.

Abdelrahman has lived a life of switching between time zones and cultures, a life that eventually led him to fashion and the launch of his label in 2011, “I was traveling so much, I reached a point where I got sick of changing clothes all the time,” he said.

The Dubai-born designer, who studied mechanical engineering, said: “Design for me is about providing a solution to satisfy people’s needs — and my own.”
To bring home that point, the brand’s tops, including suit jackets, feature what Abdelrahman calls “a dislocated shoulder.”

Abdelrahman also breathed new life into the kandora, originally a long-sleeve tunic favored by Arab men, by altering the pattern slightly to include lapels, and working it in pinstriped flannel or cashmere provided by Lanificio Cerruti.

Bottoms include a carefully tailored drop-crotch or are cut with ample legroom, oscillating between street and chic. For spring, Thamanyah is shifting its focus to casual wear. The collection will include sleeveless cotton jersey tops, and for the first time: denim. The line, kept sober in black, gray, burgundy and petrol blue.

Thamanyah is exclusive to 4.

Shop the SS15 collection here and the archive here.

Read the full post on WWD.

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