Saturday 18 November 2017

Fashion Forward Dubai relocates to d3

DUBAI, July 10, 2017

Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD), the region’s progressive fashion platform, will return to Dubai, UAE for its 10th edition at a new location in the Design Quarter of Dubai Design District (d3) from October 26 to 28.

Endorsed by Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) and with Dubai Design District (d3) as Strategic Partner, the event will showcase seasoned couture, ready-to-wear and accessory designers, as well as debut new talent.

The definitive fashion platform has championed Middle Eastern design talent for the past five years and has propelled the careers of many designers both internationally and regionally.

Since its launch, FFWD has played host to thousands of guests from buyers and fashion industry insiders to international and regional media, as they descend on Dubai to preview stand-out regional talent. In 2013 FFWD burst onto the regional fashion scene showing 18 designers and hosting lively debates at Dubai’s luxurious Madinat Jumeirah.

The Design Quarter has become the central component in the development of d3 and is already home to over 6,000 people and 400 luxury, fashion and design businesses.

Bong Guerrero, CEO and co-founder of FFWD said: “This October is a key milestone in FFWD’s evolution as we celebrate the tenth edition of the platform in our new home in the centre of Dubai’s creative hub.

“With the continued support of d3 and DDFC the platform has become the reference point for regional design talent and a launch pad for international visibility. Each season we introduce new concepts, explore new topics of conversation, discover new talent and deliver a new experience while providing an environment where passion, collaboration and purpose meet.”

Jazia Al Dhanhani, CEO, Dubai Design & Fashion Council, said: “We are proud to continue our collaboration with Fashion Forward for its landmark tenth season, and the fourth season to be endorsed by DDFC.

“Fashion Forward continues to inspire us with its diversity, as it looks to create valuable avenues of growth for local and regional designers, and nurture and promote the immense pool of home-grown talent. This is closely aligned with our mandate to establish Dubai as the international capital of emerging design. We wish the Fashion Forward team and participating designers the utmost luck for Season 10, and look forward to another exciting edition.”

Maitha Al Suwaidi, executive director of Marketing and Communications of Dubai Design District said: “d3 is delighted to host the tenth edition of Fashion Forward with the new location set in the heart of the design quarter. We are committed to supporting the development of emerging designers in the region and our design community provides a unique platform where they can unite and co-create.

“This season our visitors will experience an elevated creative journey with access to our exclusive fine dining restaurants, fashion ateliers and unique concept stores, enjoying the thriving atmosphere within the design hub.”

Designer registration for FFWD’s 10th Edition is now open with limited spaces available. To participate, designers can register at The deadline for registration is July 15. Any late entries will be accepted based on availability, a statement said. - TradeArabia News Service

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