Fashion Forward Dubai Celebrates 7th Haute Edition

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FFWD 2016

Yet another dazzling exhibit of all that is glamour and fashion went off without a hitch during the 2016 Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD), the region’s most progressive fashion platform.

Models graced the runways during the Three Fifty Nine show at Fashion Forward Fall/Winter 2016 held at the Dubai Design District on April 2, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Models graced the runways during the Three Fifty Nine show at Fashion Forward Fall/Winter 2016 held at the Dubai Design District on April 2, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Photo Credit: Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

The four day industry event kicked off on March 31st, marking their seventh edition. Over the last six successful seasons FFWD has matured into a recognized platform that is respected amongst designers and industry professionals both regionally and internationally.

This season has seen FFWD earn the endorsement of the Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC), as well as moving venues to its new home at Dubai Design District (d3).

The Army of 1 Presentation at Fashion Forward Fall/Winter 2016 held at the Dubai Design District on April 1, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Army of 1 Presentation at Fashion Forward Fall/Winter 2016 held at the Dubai Design District on April 1, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Guests caught catwalk shows and presentations from 24 of the region’s best couture, and ready-to-wear designers, as well as 15 jewelry and accessories designers. The Showroom day is an invitation only space within d3 which offers regional and international buyers and media a dedicated location to conduct face to face meetings with all 39 designers.

Influential industry speakers at FFWD this season included: CEO of Moda Operandi, Deborah Nicodemus, celebrity stylist Anita Patrickson, plus a dynamic panel of international buyers including Pascale Camert – Galeries Lafayette, Paris and Song Pham – Harvey Nichols (Hong Kong).

Throngs of fashion savvy guests eagerly awaited each show of FFWD 2106 in Dubai.
Throngs of fashion savvy guests eagerly awaited each show of FFWD 2106 in Dubai.

Photo Credit: Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) is the definitive fashion platform for Dubai and the Middle East — which provides a platform and a progressive direction for fashion. Key components of FFWD include: catwalk shows and presentations by the best couture, ready-to- wear designers of Middle Eastern origin, or region based; The Showcase, a curated space dedicated to accessories designers; the d3 Fashion Talks, to foster industry discussion; and a dedicated day to connect buyers and industry professionals directly with the designers.

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