Can we get a drum roll, please? The incredible designers for Fashion Forward Season 8 have been named…
Entering its eighth season, Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) has announced its line-up of 31 designers – from couture, ready-to-wear and accessories labels – who will showcasing their spring/summer 2017 collections.
While this won’t be the first time for many of the fashion stars to reveal their latest collections at the Dubai style extravaganza, we can reveal that five new labels will be making an exciting debut. There are even international designers in the pipeline (more to come on that later).
Anyway, we’ve teased you enough. Without further ado, here is the line-up of the Dubai-based designers who will be at Fashion Forward Season 8, which runs from October 20 – 23, 2016 .
Known for: ethereal bridal wear and playful prêt-a-porter – collections that celebrate the real woman.
Known for: trans-regional designs that reflect the attitude of a confident and globally travelled woman.
Known for: smart casual pieces for women and men with fresh prints and bold colours.
Known for: contemporary womenswear label. Sleek designs with a combination of relaxed silhouettes and feminine materials; simplicity is key in every collection.
Known for: taking inspiration from art, architecture and global culture.
Known for: ready-to-wear collections with a touch of couture that pays tribute to strong women.
Known for: “fashion that makes you feel good,” no matter what shape or size.
Known for: drawing attention to the female silhouette through sophisticated tailoring with refined embroideries and embellishments.
Known for: designs inspired by the Middle Eastern culture, architecture, art and environment..
Known for: sports-luxe aesthetic.
Known for: an edgy ready-to-wear line that combines wearable pieces with couture details.
Known for: ready-to-wear that marries a dramatic avant-garde with sensibility with timeless simplicity.
Known for: modern and bold ready-to wear womenswear.
Known for: mixing vintage styles with her current cultural fascinations.
Known for: discernible and inspiring cultural pieces for the independent woman.
Known for: opulent designs with a contemporary edge, evolving the traditional vision of elegance
Known for: demonstrating innate creativity and masterful technique through his intricate designs.
Known for: contemporary pieces with a fun and sporty edge that can be worn day and night.
Known for: flattering silhouettes, feminine and vintage inspired pieces.
Known for: elegant and feminine gowns with a modern twist.
Known for: costume design, making pieces that are wearable art.
Known for: a contemporary yet affordable aesthetic with a cosmopolitan touch.
Known for: juxtaposing modern cuts with playful feminine details.
Known for: showcasing new designers. Under the mentorship of Rabih Kayrouz, the Starch Foundation has presented their chosen designers at each edition of FFWD to great acclaim. The three designers this season are:
Known for: embroidered masterpieces.
/Pər’vərs/ – Perverse Concept
Known for: – unisex and conceptual collection. that provides distinctive pieces targeting venturous individuals around the globe inspired by the melting pot of genders and ethnic backgrounds.
Known for: her award-winning prints.
Known for: geometric silhouettes with an inspiration from far eastern aesthetics.
Known for: clean lines, contemporary silhouettes and attention to detail.
Known for: handmade couture techniques including painting and embroidery.
Known for: her use of luxurious fabrics and rich embroidery.
Known for: strong patterns and prints that reflect her Syrian culture. Please click on the links below to download press releases and images.
Fashion Forward Season 8 (spring/summer 2017 collections) will run from October 20 – 23, 2016.