For many young people living away from home (and Dubai in particular, thanks to its massive migrant population) the concept of family goes far beyond the biological aspects. And thanks to Polo Ralph Lauren, a new kind of family dynamic is in the spotlight.
The fashion label invited some of the region’s most recognizable faces to capture their take on the modern family. For Dubai-based Omani photographer Chndy, his family constituted of Kuwaiti-born DJ Karrouhat, and the Algerian designer behind streetwear brand Precious Trust, Wathek Allal.
Saudi fitness coach Haya Sawan got together with her kids, while London-based sisters Thanaa and Sakhaa, posed with the youngest member of the the Abduls clan, Duaa. Lebanese it-girl Karen Wazen also opted to celebrate with her sister, shoe designer Andrea Wazen. The message is a bold and relatable testament to a generation that more often than not, rely on their chosen families for support. Whether you’re celebrating your favourite occasions with your biological or chosen family – it’s simply about embracing togetherness.