FFWD Opens Spring/Summer ’16 Shows – 22nd-25th October

Four fashion-filled days bringing together the regional and international fashion communities


Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 21st October 2015: Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD), the region’s definitive fashion platform opens its Spring/Summer ’16 shows tomorrow, Thursday 22nd October, marking the start of the four day industry-focused fashion event.


From 22nd-24th October, guests will see 30 catwalk shows and presentations from region’s best couture, and ready to wear designers, as well as 27 accessories and jewellery designers exhibiting in the brand new accessories space – The Showcase.


This S/S ’16, those attending FFWD will see the exclusive opening of the Azza Fahmy Jewellery Exhibition: ‘A Journey Through Cultures’ which will be displayed throughout the event.


Guests will also be able to attend the ‘d3 Fashion Talks’, a programme to generate debate and discussion on issues facing the region’s fashion industry. Iconic industry names speaking at FFWD this season include: 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.


On the 25th October, an invitation only day, dedicated day for buyers and media will be hosted on site at Dubai Design District (d3) – the Day at d3.


Dubai Design District (d3) has been the strategic partner of FFWD since the inception of FFWD in 2013, aligning the platform with d3’s vision and mission to maximise the potential of the region’s design and fashion industry. d3 nurtures the region’s design talent and provides them with a dedicated creative home, whilst also bolstering the growing regional fashion industry, with Dubai as its hub. Working together on vital parts of the FFWD programming such as the ‘d3 Fashion Talks’ and Day at d3, FFWD continues to grow its partnership with d3.


For more information on the designers, speakers and full programming for FFWD’s S/S ’16 event, please see the FFWD website.