Date: 20 Oct – 23 Oct 2016
Duration: 4 days
Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) is the complete fashion platform for Dubai and the Middle East that proves growth, exposure and a progressive route for the regional fashion industry.
FFWD is all set to host the most assorted line-up of fashion brands to date at a custom-made location, hai d3 in Dubai Design District (d3).
The upcoming installment of the bi-annual event is going to represent more than 30 couture and ready-to-wear designers to runway shows and performances. Along with 14 jewelry and accessories designers to an exceptional retail concept called The Showcase. FFWD is set to host 8 d3 Fashion Talks across 4 days, where industry experts from all over the world will be seen along with fashion academia who will be participating in seminars and panel discussions. The Shows and Talks will have the attendees who can network at private social events, relish good food and enjoy entertainment at The Fashion Village and end each day of FFWD by dancing the night away at the official after-parties.
Endorsed by the Dubai Design and Fashion Council, FFWD prepares to host the most diverse portfolio of brands to date at the bespoke location hai d3 in Dubai Design District (d3). The latest instalment of the twice-annual event will show a total of 31 designers, with 5 labels making their FFWD debut this season.
“We are pleased to extend our support to Fashion Forward. Now in its eighth season, Fashion Forward has established itself as an important platform to celebrate creativity and fashion, and to showcase the work of our designers from the region. The event continues to gain momentum each season and we look forward to witnessing the breadth of talent on display during this edition.
— Nez Gebreel, CEO, Dubai Design and Fashion Council
Until December 2016, EPIC (empowerment program through industry collaboration) is all set to focus on five major initiatives with the aim of creating business and higher education opportunities, fostering partnerships, maximizing exposure and offering practical tools to participating designers. As a partner to EPIC, Samsung will also be integrating its technologies into each initiative to leverage both the experience and success of the program. Selected designers will be empowered with global exposure to audiences including media and buyers at FFWD’s showroom space in Paris during Paris Fashion Week from September 30th – October 5th. The designers will also associate with the region’s most famous names and influential personalities in fashion during Fashion Forward Dubai Season 8 from 24th – 25th October at d3.
Hai d3 Dubai
Ras Al khor Rd, Dubai Design District
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 443 3000
Photo courtesy: www.fashionforward.ae
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