Summer’s calling — it’s at our fingertips and we can finally breathe a sigh of relief. That was a harsh winter we do not want to relive. Am I right? Have you suddenly found yourself scouring the Internet in hopes of finding the summer outfits of your dreams? I feel like I’ve been going through every possible outlet relentlessly trying to secure the goods! So I’m here to lend a helping hand, look no further than the list below — three spring/summer collections from three MENA designers that will have you looking your best at every occasion — that I can promise. Less messing around, more glamour, let’s get into it!

Reemami’s “A Tin of Olive Oil”

Palestinian, Sharjah based ready-to-wear label Reemami has released their new collection, titled “A Tin of Olive Oil,” which is a nod to founder Reema Albanna’s Palestinian-Emirati heritage. As a third culture kid, Albanna explores her identity and childhood memories by weaving traditional patterns into experimental textile prints that highlight Levantine embroidery motifs and hand illustrations. From the navy blue cropped top with spiral denim white thread to the asymmetrical skirt, patched with leftover pieces of Palestinian embroidery created by refugee women in Lebanon, to the slender pink slip dress which features hand illustrated prints with elongated black bows, strap details and a high front slit, this collection has something for everyone.

Shop the collection here:

Maram’s “Eyes Wide Open”

Egyptian ready-to-wear label and FTA Prize 2021 finalist,