fashion forward parties

Along with catwalk shows and presentations from top regional designers, Fashion Forward Season Five plays host to an assortment of accessory designers in the form of The Garden, The Fashion Gallery and The Fashion Cafe along with a stylish crop of exclusive parties hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue, Close Up and Frioul. 

Fashion Forward Season Five runs from April 10 to 13 and each day has a schedule jam-packed with stylish events, catwalk shows and presentations. Visit here to discover when the featuring ready-to-wear designers are showing, and here to find out when the couture stars are putting on their extravagant shows.

However, much more than a catwalk event, Fashion Forward is hosting an accessories garden showcasing with the wares from some of the hottest designers in the region – you can also buy the stylish items on-site. There will also be talks by some of the industry’s leaders and there will be, of course, fabulous parties. Below we reveal the highlights of each day and have selected some outfit ideas to keep you ahead of the fash pack.

 

Team EW will be at the events, so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with our daily updates.

 

April 10: DAY 1

5pm: The Garden Opening Event in The Garden Hall 

Designers will include:

LAYKH-Kashish Hemnani

LAYKH-Kashish Hemnani

Yasmine N Jaber

Yasmine

Rula Galayini

Rula Galayini

Laura Beaney

Laura Beaney

Nada Akram Designs

 

Nada Akram Designs

Madiso

Madiso

 Rocks and Ice

Rocks and Ice

Cynthia Bouchakjian

Cynthia Bouchakjian

KEEN BAGS – Carinne Abou-Huguet

KEEN BAGS - Carinne Abou-Huguet

 

7.00pm: Models Cocktail Party hosted by Close Up in the VIP Lounge

10:00pm: FFWD Opening Party hosted by Frioul 

Frioul Bistro De Luxe

Frioul

 

April 11: DAY 2

10.00am: The Garden 

12.00pm: Opening Brunch – The Garden

6.oopm: Gents Cocktail Party hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue at the VIP  Lounge

10.00pm: Fashion Forward Party hosted by Pacha at Fort Island 

pacha

Pacha rooftop

April 12: DAY 3

10.ooam The Garden 

10.00am Media Breakfast at the VIP Lounge 

4.30pm High Tea at the Fashion Cafe

10.00pm Fashion Forward Closing Party hosted by Pacha at Fort Island 

 

April 13: Day 4

6.00pm Sunset Party 

 

WHAT TO WEAR

fashion forward

Left to right: Vest Dhs2,000 Mochi; Wide leg trousers Dhs1,450 3.1 Phillip Lim at net-a-porter.com; Sandal Dhs1,845 Greymer at Saks Fifth Avenue; Amethyst clutch Dhs3,220 L’Afshar

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Left to right: Jumpsuit Dhs4,324 Dima Ayad; Sandal Dhs1,311 Charlotte Olympia; Slogan pouch Dhs205 Its Not Me Its You at sivvi.com

fashion forward

Left to right: Crop top Dhs956 House of Nomad; Skirt Dhs95 New Look; Shoes Dhs1,057 Kandee at Saks Fifth Avenue; Clutch Dhs329 Dune