Fashion Forward Dubai 2016

Fashion Made in UAE: Prêt-à-Porter and Haute Couture on the Fashion Forward Dubai

From 20th to 23th October 2016 again one of the most important fashion events in the Middle East  will take place in the UAE : For the eighth time in a row the Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) opens its doors for fashion enthusiasts from around the world.  The event presents local newcomers and established international designers.


 

In Hai d3, the Dubai Design District, numerous regional and international designers and experts come together at the semi-annual fashion event to present the latest trends, to promote design talents and to get inspirations for spring and summer 2017.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - MARCH 31: A general view during Day 1 at Fashion Forward Fall/Winter 2016 held at the Dubai Design District on March 31, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Cedric Ribeiro/Getty Images)

Dubai Design District (Photo by Cedric Ribeiro/Getty Images)

At the Spring / Summer ’17 Show local designers are in focus: For this purpose the Committee of Dubai Fashion Forward adopted together with EPIC (Empowerment Program through Industry Collaboration) a program to support ambitious, local designers.

 

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - APRIL 01: (L-R) Moderator Ritu Upadhyay, WWD, Sarah Beydoun, Sarah's Bag and Caterina Occhio, SeeME speak during the d3 Fashion Talk: Why Ethical Fashion Matters on day 2 of Fashion Forward Fall/Winter 2016 held at the Dubai Design District on April 1, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Cedric Ribeiro/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ritu Upadhyay;Sarah Beydoun;Caterina Occhio

Fashion talk with Ritu Upadhyay, Sarah Beydoun and Caterina Occhio on the Fashion Forward Fall/Winter 2016 at the Dubai Design District (Photo by Cedric Ribeiro/Getty Images)

A growing market

The high relevance of the fashion and luxury goods industry in the Middle East – but in particular in Dubai – also proves a study from 2015: According to this study  people in Middle East spent last year over eight billion dollars for fashion and luxury articles. A growing market that is becoming more and more important. The Fashion Forward Dubai is still  the industry highlight for the fashion industry in the metropolitan area of Dubai.

 

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