El Marnissi’s collection is inspired by love. A Middle Eastern fable tells of Damar and Cuz, who hail from two tribes locked in conflict but fall in love. Cuz’s untimely death moves Damar to unite their people and live at peace in a city that bears their names: Damascus.

Blending the contemporary and mid-century, El Marnissi combines innovative silhouettes with 1960s and ‘70s colour and print. His details have their roots in ancient Moroccan techniques: the raffia jacket is inspired by Moroccan carpet weaving, while the hand-beaded pants are dyed with henna.