Fashion Forward (FFWD) Season 7 has found a new home in none other than the Dubai Design District (d3) after earning an endorsement by Dubai Design And Fashion Council (DDFC).

While the prestigious fashion platform has, in the past few seasons, hosted talks at the creative hub that is D3, this year FFWD will fully relocate from Madinat to the design district.

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A runway show at FFWd

FFWD will present its autumn/winter 2016 shows around Hai d3, with custom-created tents housing two runways and two presentation spaces, as well as dedicated event spaces for networking. The four-day event from March 31 to April 3.

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“Receiving the official endorsement from DDFC aligns FFWD with the vision of the Council and we are looking forward to working under their guidance as we continue to evolve the platform,” said Bong Guerrero, CEO and co-founder of FFWD. “We are also delighted to present autumn/winter 2016 from our new location at Hai d3. FFWD’s success so far would not have been possible without the support of our strategic partner, d3, and as Dubai’s hub for creativity and design, the space offers the ideal home for FFWD.

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Big designers including Michael Cinco have showcased at FFWD

As well as building a new home for FFWD, the seventh edition of the platform will also introduce a more refined programme, meeting the needs of the region’s growing fashion industry.

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Imran Amed at FFWD

Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, COO of Dubai Design District (d3) commented: “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.”

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While the list of showcasing designers are still being finalised (we will deliver the news to you as soon as possible, so stay tuned), we can confirm that d3 Fashion Talks will remain.  The talks offer a series of panel discussions and presentations from esteemed international industry professionals. Previous speakers have included international supermodel, Yasmin Le Bon; founder of The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman; and the founder and CEO of The Business Of Fashion, Imran Amed.

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Dany Tabet SS16 show

Stay tuned, as we will up date on FFWD news when it happens…

Designer registration for this season is now open and those interested to participate can register their interest at