Toby by Hatem Alakeel is a collection that combines cultures and breaks barriers. It embodies harmony between the traditional and the modern.
¨Toby¨ meaning ¨My Thobe¨ in Arabic, is basically a long floorlength traditional robe. Alakeel explains ¨The name is a symbolic metaphor for unrivaled personal individuality.¨ The Toby collection presents these traditional, cultural robes, but in a contemporary way by using details and accents to make them fun, trendy and modern.
Toby by Hatem Alakeel starts with the Classic Collection, which offers traditional cuts and lines. Alakeel has also created collections for juniors and children, and even designs items which are not exactly robes, but present a similar vibe and style. For example, a dress shirt that emodies the traditional thobe look. Additionally, Toby offers the Sporty Collection, the Trend Collection, the Bohemian Collection, each one following the vision of their given title.
The line has a strong international appeal, and this thobe was even worn by Snoop Doggy Dog during his Dubai concert.
The designer, Hatem Alakeel, has been named a design genius, often called the Middle Eastern Tom Ford. He was raised between Saudi Arabia, the United States and Europe, giving him a very international design aesthetic and allowing him to work with designers around the world.
All images from the Toby by Hatem Alakeel Facebook page.
Posted By: Lori