[Image: SS16 by Amal Al Raisi]
Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD), the region’s definitive fashion platform is set to host more designers than ever before and new talent collaborations. For its eighth season, there will be 31 new regional ready-to-wear and couture designers and 14 accessory labels set to showcase. FFWD will take place on October 20th-23rd 2016 at Hai d3 in Dubai Design District.
Highlights include: Amal Al Raisi, Amato by Furze One, Ezra, Hussein Bazaza, Kage, Kristina Fidelskaya, House of Nomad and Bedouin. Collaborations include 6Degree, one of India’s first fashion talent and tech companies that provides opportunities for fashion professionals to showcase their talent by unifying individuals related to the fashion domain. They have exclusively partnered with FFWD to present three selected Indian designers to showcase their signature collections. The Showcase is also a carefully curated space for a selection of the best regional jewellery and accessory designers. Watch out for: Alessa Jewelry, Amal Hliq, Bana Sunglasses, Belquis Bags, Inaaya, Madiso, Myriam SOS, Narinee, Natalie Trad, NS by Noof, Rula Galayini, Sahag, Vanina and Vinita Michael.
[Images left to right: Designs by Hussein Bazaza and Ezra.]
Bong Guerrero, CEO and co-founder of FFWD said: “We are delighted to present the eighth edition of FFWD and proud to once again introduce an enhanced experience for our designers and guests. Together with the support of our strategic partners, d3 and DDFC, FFWD has evolved each season to become a highly-anticipated event in the region’s fashion calendar and follows Dubai’s national mandate to become a hub for creativity. Founded upon FFWD’s aim to strengthen the regional ecosystem of emerging fashion talent, the event provides a viable platform for regional and international visibility.”
Mohammad Saeed Al-Shehhi, Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Design District commented: “ Fashion Forward is evolving by the year and we continue to be proud of our partnerships in this project as it enters its eighth season, welcoming designers from all across the Middle East and North Africa.”
[Image: Amato by Furne One Fall 2016]
Nez Gebreel, CEO, Dubai Design & Fashion Council added: “Fashion Forward has turned attention to a new generation of talent from the MENA region through its seven previous seasons we have discovered many emerging names in fashion. As an important platform for the design community, FFWD is closely aligned with DDFC’s mandate of nurturing regional designers and we are proud to continue our endorsement for the eighth season.”