June 2019

Dima Ayad and Nadine Kanso launch their exclusive collaboration

Surely one of this season’s most Instgrammable pieces, if you weren’t seen on the gram in one of Dima Ayad’s ‘You… As Is’ slogan tees this spring, it begs the question… what were you doing?

Following on the from the collection’s huge success, the Lebanese designer has just announced a special collaboration with Dubai-based jewellery designer and artist, Nadine Kanso, to offer a new twist on the tee. Five new limited edition T-shirts have been released, with ‘You… As Is’ translated into Arabic –  أنت… كما أنت – with Nadine’s unmistakable calligraphy imprinted in gold and silver to represent Dima’s signature metallics, as well as black and white iterations of the simple, statement slogan design.

“‘You… As Is’ is a message that stems from inspiring and motivating people to be content and to celebrate themselves in the moment, as they are,” Dima explains of the wording. “We’re surrounded by people working towards the future and striving to be better – that is definitely worth celebrating, but I think it’s also important that we don’t miss being in the moment; being content with who we are right now.”

Dima Ayad x Nadine Kanso limited edition T-shirts are Dhs285 and available to buy, for a limited time, at Facilite in D3, or

  • Words: Emily Baxter-Priest
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