We have just seen this season’s luxury fashion shows presented in Milan and Paris, and now menswear fashion travels a little closer to home. Presented by international and regional designers, the latest edition of the Men’s Arab Fashion Week kicks off this week, here is all you need to know.
Each year, in line with the global fashion industry calendar, the Arab Fashion Week is held for both men and women, in Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter collections. Earlier in March, we saw the Women’s collections presented, and in this latest edition, starting on June 28th the menswear Spring/Summer lines arrive.
The Arab Fashion Weeks are developed in strategic partnership with the Arab Fashion Council and the Dubai Design District. The event helps to pave the way for Dubai to be recognised as one of the world’s global fashion hubs and has created a platform for regional designers to showcase their talents in front of international media and buyers.
A roster of designers from the Middle East will showcase their work, plus designers from industry capitals in Lebanon, the Philippines and the UK. In addition, three dynamic Paris-based designers, presented by The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, have been carefully selected to represent France’s menswear sector and are set to showcase designs that embody a fresh sense of individuality and spirit.
Commenting ahead of opening night, Khadija Al Bastaki, Executive Director of Dubai Design District said: “We are delighted to kick off this fourth edition of Men’s Arab Fashion Week, the only Men’s Fashion Week held throughout the Middle East and Asia, and our second edition this year. In addition to marking the 20th edition of Arab Fashion Week overall, the Spring-Summer 2023 Men’s Ready-to-Wear collections will bring an exciting mix of local, regional and international talent and opportunity to Dubai – to engage, rethink the regular, inspire and push the boundaries on the menswear fashion offering here in the region. Collaborating with the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, we are immensely proud to see the three special guest designers – selected by the federation – in the line-up, ready to take to our runway.”
The Men’s Arab Fashion Week event will run for three days at the Dubai Design District and members of the public are able to sign up to view the shows. To view the menswear calendar, or receive information about the next available sign-up, visit: Arab Fashion Week.