Gucci has tapped Emirati influencer and singer, Mohammed Al Ahbabi to showcase some of its key menswear pieces in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Vogue Man Arabia. Born in Al Ain, Al Ahbabi has a flair for all things aesthetic, sharing inspiration from his everyday life of art and fashion to his social media platforms with a massive following. On Instagram, the multi-talented influencer catches the eye of his followers with his clean-cut looks while on TikTok, he showcases his vocals via acapella songs.
Touching upon traditional wear known to Arab men’s clothing, Gucci bridges the gap between expressive style and stereotypical men’s clothing, for those who enjoy the comfortable margins of masculinity. That’s not to say, to be masculine is to be broody, stoic, and dark. Al Ahbabi is also seen wearing pieces in a refreshing color palette highlighting, color, breeziness, and comfort. A diverse palette of shades is seen on Al Ahbabi as he embodies a refreshing take on stereotypical menswear. By further mimicking the soft tones of neutrals and pastels, Gucci reimagines the dark tones of masculinity cast against a pop of orange and even classic denim.
Take a look at the full editorial below.
Grooming: Isabelle Reda at MMG
Production: Danica Zivkovic
Photography: Assistant Shamim
Production assistant: Michaela Sophia A. Javíer
Location: Raffles The Palm Dubai