Fashion Forward Dubai is back to Dubai Design District (d3) for one of the most iconic event in Fashion Industry – 4 Days, 21 runway shows and presentations, talks with leaders from across the fashion world, engaging collaborations, entertainment programming, and a chance to “shop the show” during the 4 days of “Celebration of Fashion” , from 30 Oct to 2 Nov.
As a response to your love for catwalk looks , Fashion Forward Dubai has created a ‘Shop the Show’ opportunity where fashionistas will be able to purchase designs on stage from the fashion forward website.
“After years of developing this platform, we always have our ears to the ground to understand what both the design community and fashion lovers want and need. This edition of Fashion Forward Dubai reflects the evolving realities of fashion and retail,” said Bong Guerrero, CEO and Co-Founder of Fashion Forward Dubai. “We will take a more 360-degree approach that touches the many facets of the fashion world, from the most luxurious haute couture fashion houses for which Dubai is so well known to the hottest emerging brands from our region, and even high street innovators. We are proud to be part of creating a compelling and sustainable fashion ecosystem for the region through innovation, technology, and collaboration.”
Giving a chance to both New & Existing Designers, This edition of Fashion Forward Dubai includes 21 total regional and international fashion designers. You can discover their work like jewelry, handbag, ready-to-wear, and interiors pieces in “The Garden”
Key Highlights at Fashion Forward Dubai at Dubai Design District
- 21 runway shows and presentations and 20 accessory designers in “The Garden” will give both industry insiders & fashion enthusiasts an opportunity to discover the region’s top talent
- ‘Shop The Show’ allows viewers to directly purchase pieces they see on the runway
- Talks programming includes industry luminary, Laudomia Pucci, discussing heritage and innovation. Talks will also cover important trending issues like sustainability and beauty.
A key aspect of the event will be the d3 Fashion Talks, which bring together leaders from across the global fashion and beauty business to discuss issues and ideas that push the industry forward. During the show you may get a chance to meet & greet Laudomia Pucci, Deputy Chairman, Image Director, and daughter of Pucci founder Emilio Pucci; beauty icon and entrepreneur Joelle Mardinian; sustainability champion Shahd Al Shehail; a masterclass on digital storytelling; Launchmetrics data-driven conversation on measuring influencer ROI as well as Grazia Academy short courses on careers in fashion.
Programming at Fashion Forward Dubai will also be highlighted by strong and relevant brand collaborations, most notably with free fashion design school Creative Space Beirut, the regionally renowned showroom Maison Pyramide, and one of the most recognized, and highly regarded, fashion support platforms in the world, Mercedes-Benz.
“Mercedes-Benz has a long heritage in supporting fashion events and iconic movements, around the world. Our support at this year’s Fashion Forward Dubai, is no exception. As the leading fashion platform in the Middle East, we are excited to be the sole automotive sponsor and bring to life our ‘How To’ campaign, in the region. We look forward to welcoming visitors to our architecturally impressive installation, to learn more about our mobility offering.” said Ali Kherallah, Marketing Communications Manager, Mercedes-Benz.
Fashion Forward Dubai is not alone their partnership includes luxury retailer Tryano, contemporary streetwear label American Rag, and accessible high-street fashion retailer, Splash, in5, Makeup partner MAC, hair partner REDKEN, alongside Polimoda, The College of Fashion & Design, MMG, Careem, and Vida Creek Harbour Hotel.
Fashion Forward Dubai is also celebrated for its vibrant social scene, and the 2019 official lifestyle partner, Sky 2.0, is sure to kick off this season in style.
Fashion Forward includes catwalk shows and presentations by the best couture and ready-to-wear designers from across the globe, with an emphasis on regional talent. Here is a list of Designers & Couture
- Arwa Al Banawi
- Atelier Zuhra
- Ezra Couture
- Farha Wali
- Hazem Kais
- Hessa Falasi
- Jessica K
- Lobster Claw
- Michael Cinco
- Mrs Keepa
- Nadya Dzyak
- Roni Helou
- Tanya Skaff
- Varoin Marwah
- Yousef Al Jasmi
Curious for the Designers & Coutures participating in the Fashion Show ??? We too, wait for our next post..
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