Fashion Forward moves to Dubai Design District


Fashion Forward will host Fall/Winter 2016, a four-day event from 31st March to 3rd April, 2016.

For the seventh season, FFWD will present its Autumn/Winter ’16 shows from a bespoke new location, as the event moves to Dubai Design District. Furthering FFWD’s strategic partnership with d3, the upcoming season will be hosted at Hai d3 with a custom-built space to house the four-day event.

“Dubai Design District has been a proud supporter of Fashion Forward since inception, and now as it enters its seventh season, will take place at Hai d3 in Dubai Design District for the first time. FFWD has become a true highlight of Dubai’s fashion calendar and the definitive platform for apparel and jewellery design in the Middle East.”
Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, COO of Dubai Design District

Following six successful seasons of supporting the Middle East’s most sought-after apparel and accessories designers, Fashion Forward Dubai has earned an official endorsement of the Dubai Design and Fashion Council, further boosting the platform’s presence within the regional fashion industry.

“As showcased through the MENA Design Outlook, a ground-breaking study released by the Dubai Design and Fashion Council, design events act as a catalyst to driving regional innovation.  Initiatives like Fashion Forward Dubai are making a substantial contribution to this effort by offering regional designers the opportunity to enhance their creativity and providing a platform for emerging talent to propel their careers.  DDFC is proud to support Fashion Forward’s seventh edition and we look forward to an inspiring and creatively rich season”
– Dr. Amina Al Rustamani, Chairperson, Dubai Design and Fashion Council.

“These advancements for our seventh edition are a huge milestone for FFWD and an incredible step forward for the designers we support as well as the maturity of this platform upon which to showcase the Middle East’s exceptional design talent,” added Fashion Forward CEO, Bong Guerrero.


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