Another season, another style extravaganza with the Dubai Design District (d3) set to be taken over yet again by hot local designers, presenting their spring/summer 2017 collections.

The bi-annual fashion event (season 7 took place in April), is the UAE’s equivalent to the international fashion weeks, showcasing ready-to-wear as well as couture lines and championing Middle Eastern design talent – the event has even propelled the careers of rising, local designers.

Since its launch in April 2013, the fashion platform has grown from strength to strength. In January 2016, FFWD Season 7 earned the official endorsement of the Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) and in April it was moved from its usual location at Madinat Jumeirah to Dubai’s creative hub, d3.

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With the new venue proving a huge hit among the sartorial crowd of fashionistas, editors, models and buyers, FFWD Season 8 will also be hosted at the custom-built space, Hai d3.

 
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During FFWD Season 8 guests will watch live catwalk shows, check out local talent at bespoke presentations, shop jewellery collections at The Showcase and learn about the industry through a series of talks and panel discussions spearheaded by leading professionals.

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Local designers to showcase in April included Hussein Bazaza

Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, COO of Dubai Design District (d3) said: “Dubai Design District is again delighted to be the home of FFWD as it enters its eighth season. The platform has grown to become a significant event in Dubai’s design and fashion calendar and the partnership allows us to welcome designers, buyers and the regional fashion industry to our home and helps us enable our ambition of serving as a platform for nurturing the region’s design industry. We look forward to continuing to support FFWD in the future and enabling the industry to flourish.”

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If you are a designer hoping to participate in Fashion Forward Season 8, then register online now. The closing date for applicants is July 15.

 
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Fashion Forward Season 8 will run from October 20 to 23 at Dubai Design District (d3)

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