The Arab Fashion Council (AFC) and Dubai Design District (d3) have announced the launch of Dubai Fashion Week to take place from March 10-15, 2023. It will showcase Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer collections by emerging and established designers from around the world while also facilitating new business opportunities between talent, brands and buyers.
The Dubai Fashion Week evolved from the successful legacy of Arab Fashion Week which in October 2022 saw its 21st edition underscoring TECOM Group’s commitment to cementing Dubai as a global creative capital, a hub for business growth and investment.
With shows planned in line with the global fashion calendar Dubai Fashion Week will provide an international platform for emerging and established designers to grow their brands. The Dubai Fashion Week seeks to serve as a gateway for international talent and brands to continue expanding their global footprint through the regional market.
“Dubai has arrived on the global fashion stage. Emerging and established creatives have shaped a distinct identity for the region that resonates far and wide. Our region’s fashion industry is entering a new chapter as we become increasingly active contributors to the global fashion narrative. Arab Fashion Council is proud to amplify this voice and partner with d3 and TECOM Group to launch Dubai Fashion Week, the official industry platform. Presenting Dubai as a global creative hub, Dubai Fashion Week will boost fashion exports and attract world-class investment,” said Jacob Abrian, CEO of the Arab Fashion Council.
“Where there was Paris, Milan, London and New York, there is now Dubai. From economic activity to tourism and creativity, Dubai has carved its own space among the world’s cosmopolitan capitals, and fashion is one industry boosting its status. All eyes are on the Middle East for fashion and creativity, and now the sky is the limit. Dubai has the vision, ambition and innovation to elevate the impact and reach of creatives globally. Our evolving partnership with the Arab Fashion Council will strengthen our networks with international and regional partners and boost the industry’s contribution to the creative economy,” added Khadija Al Bastaki, Senior Vice President of d3, part of TECOM Group.
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