Middle East

Fashion Forward Dubai Season 8

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.
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