Abdel El Tayeb is a French-Sudanese designer hailing from Bordeaux.
Having studied at Olivier de Serres in Paris and the Ecole Nationale supérieure des arts visuels de la Cambre in Brussels, El Tayeb's designs are made with the intent to power the wearer, straddling the undefined middle market between ready-to-wear and couture. His clothes are made in Sudan and aim to reflect the country's history and contemporary identity.
Abdel El Tayeb has served as an assistant designer at Isabel Marant, Balmain shoes, Cédric Charlier, and Maison Margiela Artisanal. He's also worked on embroidery and lace at the haute couture house Franck Sorbier and studied product development at Ann Demeulemeester. Prior to leaving Bottega Veneta, Daniel Lee hired El Tayeb as an intern at the Milan-based fashion house.
In November 2021, Naomi Campbell awarded him the Debut Talent prize at the Fashion Trust Arabia awards in Doha, which included a prize of €25,000 and a mentorship programme.