Mark Your Fashion Calendar for FFWD’s Sixth Season

Region’s Definitive Fashion Platform Will Host Sixth Edition from 22nd-25th October 2015


Fashion Forward (FFWD), the region’s definitive fashion platform, returns for its sixth season this October. Once again, the best couture, ready-to-wear and accessories designers of Middle Eastern origin or region-based will showcase their latest collections. Since its launch in April 2013, FFWD has hosted five successful events which have seen members of the regional and international fashion communities descend on Dubai to preview the upcoming season’s collections from a diverse selection of stand-out regional talents.

FFWD’s sixth season will take place from 22nd-25thOctober at The Madinat Jumeirah.

The twice-annual, four day event comprises of catwalk shows, designer presentations, industry talks by esteemed fashion industry professionals, and a series of networking events.

For the sixth season, Dubai Design District (d3) continues its strategic partnership and support of FFWD.


“Fashion Forward is the central fashion platform currently championing Middle Eastern design talent, and as it enters its sixth edition, we are proud to see this movement become a catalyst in the growing success and international visibility of the regional industry,” said Lindsay Miller, Managing Director, d3.

“FFWD’s dedication to nurturing regional talent mirrors d3’s ambition to grow designers from this region into international brands. Our goal is to build a community where passion and purpose come together, a place of collaboration and inspiration so that together, we can drive forward the region’s fashion and design community. By inspiring these designers to flourish through events such as FFWD and building the infrastructure they need at d3, we will enable the growth of the industry and assist in the vision of the diversification of Dubai’s knowledge economy,” added Miller.


“With FFWD, we are continuously evolving and adapting to meet the needs of our designers and the wider fashion community” said Bong Guerrero, Founder and CEO of FFWD. “Each season we strive to improve the platform to ensure we are providing the best possible environment to develop our designers and create a professional and sustainable event which is truly representative of our region.”

Designer registration for this season is now open and those interested to participate can register their interest at – FFWD’s newly launched website which details all the latest news on the platform and designers.

The re-imagined website, launching on July 14th, will act as FFWD’s hub for the sixth season, providing an informative portal for designers, buyers, media and guests in the run up to the event, and throughout.


For more information on criteria for designers, interested parties can contact or visit the FFWD website.