Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD), the region’s definitive fashion platform today announced its full programme for the S/S ’16 event, taking place this October 22nd-25th. The twice-annual event comprises of several elements: 33 catwalk shows and presentations by the region’s best couture, ready to wear designers; the ‘d3 Fashion Talks’ to generate debate and discussion on issues facing the region’s fashion industry, featuring iconic names from the international fashion industry.
Iconic names from the international fashion industry, including Karen Buglisi Weiler, Global Brand President of M·A·C Cosmetics, Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist, and Imran Amed, Founder and CEO of The Business of Fashion; the Day at d3, a dedicated day for buyers and media hosted on site at Dubai Design District (d3). A new element added for this season is a re-imagined space for fashion jewellery and accessories designers – The Showcase.
Brands include: Alessa Jewelry; Athena Akhavan; Bil Arabi; Bint Thani; Coup N.P; EXOCET; Grin; Janan; Kism
Additional topics to be explored through the d3 Fashion talks include:
Accessories: The Next Big Thing –Hamdi Kulahcioglu – GM of Tryano, Chalhoub Group; Shourouk Rhaiem – Shorouk; Nadine Kanso – Bil Arabi; Moderated by Sofia Guellaty, Editor-in-Chief of Style.com/Arabia (Thursday, October 22nd, 6pm)
Workshop: Fashion Styling for Today’s Media – John William – London College of Fashion (Friday, October 23rd, 1.30pm)
Designing to Sell: Balancing Creativity with Commerciality – Barbara Trebitsch – Domus Academy (Saturday, October 24th, 1.30pm)
Trade Shows: Entering the International Marketplace – Muriel Piaser (Sunday, October 25th, 11am)
The Architecture of Fashion – Khulood Thani – Bint Thani;Moderated by May Barber (Sunday October 25th, 2pm)
Workshop: Reflecting Heritage in Design – Alexandra Pisco – Maison Du Mode (Sunday, October 25th, 3.30pm)
Bloggers Mean Business: How to Engage with Influencers – Mahmoud Sidani –Mr. Moudz; Anum Bashir – Desert Mannequin; Nadya Hasan – The Fierce Diaries; Moderated by Katrina Judd – In Addition; (Sunday, October 25th, 5pm)
*Schedule and timings subject to change. Please check the FFWD website for the latest version.
Hope to see you fashionista’s at d3!!!!!