Arab Fashion Week kicked off at Dubai Design District


Dubai, UAE, 25 October 2021: Arab Fashion Week officially kicked off yesterday with a lineup of world class brands, partners and live shows at Dubai Design District (d3), cementing Dubai’s position as a global destination for design, fashion and talent. The four-day event, organised in strategic partnership with the Arab Fashion Council and Hu Management, this year sees the return to a fully physical schedule at d3. 


The Arab Fashion Week-Women's Spring Summer 2022 runs until Thursday 28th October 2021 and showcases both regional and international designers from the United Arab Emirates, France, United States of America, Switzerland, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Palestine, Philippines, Colombia, and Poland. Participating brands and designers from these countries include Amato, Euphoria, Ihab Jiryis, Gosia Baczynka, Yara Bin Shakar, Dorota Goldpoint, Autonomie, Weinsanto, Blssd, Glory Ang, Emergency Room, Ester Manas, Zeena Zaki, Michael Leyva, RC Caylan, Poca & Poca and Michael Cinco.  


Khadija Al Bastaki, Executive Director of Dubai Design District (d3), comments: “We’re delighted to be a strategic partner of the 2021 Arab Fashion Week and welcome both the local, regional and international fashion industry to d3 for a physical return of the event. It is truly an honour to present d3 as a platform for this esteemed event which fortifies our position as an innovation hub that enables international brands and aspiring artisans to connect, collaborate, create and inspire and which further nurtures an impactful creativity community. As this celebration of fashion and artistic expression unfolds, we look forward to showcasing our local talent and our resilience and creativity as a community and nation.” 


“We’re thrilled to have kicked off Arab Fashion Week-Women’s Spring Summer 2022 in partnership with d3. The Arab world is a rich universe with multiple cultures, and contemporary fashion designers – each bringing a new dimension and taste on progressive fashion that they are reinventing. We are excited to see this year’s inspiring line-up of world-class partners and pioneering innovations, coming together at an event such as this truly exemplifies the strength of the Arab fashion industry and our joint efforts to accelerate a successful fashion economy in the Middle East. As the week progresses, we share joint excitement for the palpable and inspiring display of creativity in store,” said Jacob Abrian, Founder and Chief Executive of the Arab Fashion Council.


The fashion scene started on Sunday at d3 with the Fashion Icon Awards ceremony. In the presence of fashion celebrities, regional and international media and key players in the fashion industry at the pink carpet gala. The event also saw designer Jeremy Scott present fashion label Moschino’s archive collection inspired by Barbie in tribute to the much-loved doll.


For the official schedule of Arab Fashion Week visit: All shows will also be broadcast live via Facebook, Inc.


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