Everything you need to know about Fashion Forward Dubai S9

Natalie Hanson   |   21 - 03 - 2017

Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) is opening its doors for a 9th season this Thursday March 23rd at Hai d3 at Dubai Design District.

FFWD is a fashion industry focused event, but the public are also able to attend by purchasing daily or 3-day Access Passes.

Backstage at KAGE during FFWD season 8. Everything you need to know about Fashion Forward Dubai S9

Backstage at KAGE during FFWD season 8

The schedule comprises of a series of catwalk shows and presentations designed to showcase the region’s design talent. This season, highlights include Arwa al Banawi, Hussein Bazaza, Hessa Felasi, Kristina Fidelskaya, Bedouin and Lama Jouni.

Backstage at Arwa Al Banawi during FFWD season 8. Everything you need to know about Fashion Forward Dubai S9

Backstage at Arwa Al Banawi during FFWD season 8.

In addition to the designers showing apparel, there is also The Showcase – a carefully curated space for a selection of the best regional jewellery and accessory designers. Brands showing this season include; Azra, Belquis, BIJA Jewels, Joudesign, Madiso, Rosa Maria Jewellery and Vinita Michael.

The Rise of Europe's Hottest Fashion Star Fashion Talk at FFWD season 8. Everything you need to know about Fashion Forward Dubai S9

The Rise of Europe’s Hottest Fashion Star Fashion Talk at FFWD season 8

There will also be industry talks taking place over the weekend. They will tackle relevant issues and aim to give established and new businesses and individuals advice on how they can best face the challenges the fashion industry presents. Talks will cover a wide variety of topics, including how to kick-start your fashion career, how to jump into the online marketplace and whether the new see-now-buy-now model some brands have adopted can work long-term.

Backstage at Maram during FFWD season 8

Backstage at Maram during FFWD season 8

Between the Shows and Talks, attendees can network at social events, enjoy food, beverages and entertainment at The Fashion Village and end each day by dancing the night away at the FFWD Official After-Parties.

Backstage at House of Nomad during FFWD season 8

Backstage at House of Nomad during FFWD season 8

For the full schedule and more info, visit www.fashionforward.ae

GENERAL ADMITTANCE:
Online

  • AED 100 for a 1-day Access Pass
  • AED 200 for a 3-day Access Pass

At the door

  • AED 150 for a 1-day Access Pass
  • AED 250 for a 3-day Access Pass

The age limit for Fashion Forward is 15+ years old.

Valet and parking is available at the venue. Due to heavy traffic at Fashion Forward it is encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to shows and talks.