Dubai: The region’s dedicated to the design, fashion, and culture community, Dubai Design District (d3) is all set to kickoff this year’s Women’s Arab Fashion Week later this week.
d3, in partnership with the Arab Fashion Council is set to host 28 shows between the 24th of March to the 28th, 6.00 PM – 10.PM.
The Official Calendar of the Arab Fashion Week-Women’s Fall-Winter 2022/23 will be strategically broken into 3 programs;
- The Couture Calendar – 24th – 25th March
- The Ready-to-Wear Calendar – 26th – 28th March and
- The Events Calendar – 24th – 28th March
The Event will showcase designers including;
- Maram Borhan (Egypt)
- Giannina Azar (Dominican Republic of Lebanese Origin)
- Ihab Jiryis (Palestine)
- Hian Tjen x Make Over (Indonesia)
- Hamariff (Russia)
- LuLu Liu (China)
- Dorota Goldpoint
- Michael Cinco.
Ready-to-Wear Calendar will feature prominent names and brans including, Bouguessa, Aboud Jammal, Lili Blanc, Pearla Collection, Mada’En, Emergency Room, Ilyes Ouali, American Rag, ALL’s, Gosia Baczynska, Sara Al Twaim, Born in Exile, Poca & Poca, Nouvelle Silk, Death by Dolls, SemSem, Amato, Francesca Liberatore and Weinsanto (France, presented in collaboration with the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode the body that coordinated Paris Fashion Week).
The events calendar will include retail pop-ups around d3, the holistic art experience entitled ‘The Sense of Art’ by Sima Ahvaz, Meta Takes Fashion and further celebrations around the city.
The d3 Executive Director further added that, “Our partnership with the Arab Fashion Council is a significant one and together we are committed to the sustainable growth of our region’s fashion industry. At d3, we always strive to enable our diverse creative community and encourage collaboration, innovation and rethinking the regular, cementing Dubai as a global creative and fashion capital.”
To encourage the global fashion industry to continue championing for inclusivity and diversity, the Arab Fashion Council named Ms. Ameni Esseibi, the Tunisian-Dubai-based model, the Council’s first Curvy Ambassador.
Commenting on the title, Ms. Esseibi remarked, “I feel proud. This is a huge step to acknowledge every woman, which is just the first milestone towards a new era for the fashion and retail industries to update the standards boldly and make them more inclusive for every woman. With my new title, I thrive on being a role model for self-confidence.”