Fashion Forward Dubai Season 8
October 20, 2016
Arwa Al Banawi
House of Nomad: Saleh aL Banna & Ahmed Sayed
Amal Al Raisi
Bedouin: Andraya Farrag
Hashe, Ava HÃ¢shÃ ©Hugues Bouayed
Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD), the definitive regional fashion platform, endorsed by Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) and with Dubai Design District as Strategic Partner, held it’s much anticipated Spring/Summer 16 edition at the bespoke location, Hai d3 (Dubai Design District). Now in its eighth season, the biannual event showcased a total of 31 ready-to-wear and couture designers as well as 14 accessory labels at The Showcase. The event, previously held over three days, was extended this season by one additional day in order to cater to the growing number of designers who enlisted to showcase their latest collections. FFWD also hosted the ‘d3 Fashion Talks’, a series of highly anticipated debate and discussion forums with industry insiders. Headlining the season was iconic French-Arab model, muse, filmmaker and Schiaparelli Ambassador Farida Khalifa who shared her inspiring rise through the fashion industry. Celebrated designer Stella Jean also shared her short journey of going from a fledging designer to ruling the runways in Milan with her unique blend of ethnic heritage and Italian tailoring. Other speakers included Jane Boddy, Director of Color & Womenswear, WGSN; Alexandre Peraldi, Design Director, Baume et Mercier; as well as several other industry insiders.