Discovering Atlal from Galbi and its mixed gender 2022 collection

ATLAL FROM GALBI is a ready-to-wear brand for men and women created by Lilia Yasmin in 2019.

Born in Paris, from Algerian parents, Lilia Yasmin grew up in the French capital. Through university, she had the opportunity to study in the United States and Italy, which would eventually create a longing to be closer to her cultural heritage. Back to France, after finishing her studies, Lilia gained first-hand experience working within prestigious houses such as Louis Vuitton, for the menswear collections under Virgil Abloh, and more recently Balenciaga, before founding her own label.

After her first collection, “The Wilaya of Roots”, presented in a video shot in the gardens of the Paris Mosque, with a soundtrack signed from Acid Arab, the pioneers of oriental electro music, Lilia Yasmin unveils Utopia 62. This new Autumn-Winter 2022 collection draws inspiration from Algeria in the 60’s and 70’s, its colours as well as its quest for freedom.

“The energy from my country of origin is my main source of inspiration, and I think its beauty is not represented enough within fashion. I wish to portray the singular beauty of Algeria, its architecture, its distinctive light, the faces of its inhabitants, and the multitude of the landscapes that need and deserve
to be told. My ambition is also to pay tribute to authenticity, unicity and to the artistic dynamics from all the regions of the world while adding my own minimalistic vision of the world.»

Sharing culture through its collections, this is the ambition started by ATLAL FROM GALBI since 2019. The label aims to pay tribute to the authenticity, the uniqueness and the artistic dynamics of the regions of the world by relying a universe tinged with minimalism.It is in the energy of her country of origin, Algeria, that the designer draws her inspiration to imagine hybrid pieces combining traditions and workwear. Lilia Yasmin shares through her creations the wealth of multiculturalism that inspires our travels, our heritage and our roots.This season, the designer Lilia Yasmin wanted to create a men’s wardrobe called “SEASONLESS”

Started with the observation that fashion season and sustainability are in eternal conflict due to climate change which disrupts the seasons and with the way we consume clothing, the designer thought of an eclectic and adaptable wardrobe thanks to layering.

As its past collections, the brand is committed to an eco-responsible approach that involves reducing intermediaries but also a full Made in France manufacturing.Inspired by its journey in the Sahara, the SEASONLESS collection reveals a DNA drawn from tradition,illustrated by centerpieces such as a corduroy Bernous which can be transformed in a cape displaying a work of traditional embroidery, adorned with a heart-shaped button,translation of the word ‘GALBI’.

ATLAL FROM GALBI is a ready-to-wear brand for men and women created by Lilia Yasmin in 2019.
Photo Courtesy. Public Image Pr | Atlal from Galbi

Driven by the culture of the local Saharan population, the brand highlights traditional techniques such as woolen fabric, for the pants and hoodie cords of the collection. Wide cuts with a flared drape, the brand shows a minimalist and structured design for a chic and athletic look, a shout-out for the silhouettes of the local populations.The vegan leather set Moon pocket is also a centerpiece of the collection and comes with a straight-cut,timeless pants and a signature bomber jacket inspired by rain trenches.

The plurality of materials and texture of the design, highlights the oversized silhouettes, propelling ATLAL FROM GALBI into a very niche atmosphere.The designer’s drawing which have become embroideries brings an authentic touch to the collection.The masculine silhouette is drawn and mixed with jewelry from the traditional Algerian party wardrobe, such as Louis d’Or and Culture pearls, which become an integral part of the garment.

The buttons follow the inspirations of the previous collections and are for the designer a form of jewelry that bring a unique meaning to the clothes.The common thread of the collection is the direction to the moon that can be found in certain details in particular through the UTOPIA silk print, which fantasizes the fulfillment of the dream in the real world, the round pockets moon pants for a secret storage, as well as the ‘OFF TO THE MOON’ glitter splash prints that represent a mindset in which each dreams become possible.

The ATLAL FROM GALBI wardrobe transmits its imagination through singular silhouettes sharing multiple possibilities of our identity through transmission, escape and dreams