The Shoestopping Najeeba Hayat

Najeeba Hayat was born in London, raised in Kuwait, studied political science in Paris/Connecticut and footwear pattern-making in Milan. People always ask her if she’s really Kuwaiti even though she looks and speaks it. Najeeba tells us, “I think it’s because I don’t...

Bader Al Mansour

Well known for his off-the-wall designs and especially for his repurposing of materials to create new forms with, Bader has been at the forefront of design in Kuwait for many years. He’s inspired a younger generation, and has become a role model for many. What...

Studio Toggle

What goes through the mind of a designer? Let’s ask one... or in this case, two. Headed by Hend Almatrouk and Gijo Paul George, Studio Toggle is a relatively young architecture and design studio with offices in Kuwait and Portugal and a wealth of experience. We’ve had...

Kawther Alsaffar

It is our contention that the nation of Kuwait inspires a paucity of high-quality contemporary product designers. The reasons for this are varied and open for debate but, just occasionally, along comes a designer who bucks the trend. Kawther Alsaffar (above, centre)...

Bazza Alzouman

The name behind Kuwait-based label ‘Bazza Alzouman’ tells us that she was undeniably interested in fashion from an early age, but never really considered it a career until she got to college. Enrolling in community classes over weekends, she learnt how to sew and...

Yacob Alali – The Sartorial Stylist

A man for whom style is at the very heart of everything he does - be that business, sports or in his role as a stylist, Yacob Alali is our go-to for tips and advice. A certified personal stylist for celebrities and social media influencers in the Middle East, Yacob...

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