Dubai Fashion Week (DFW): Where Fashion Meets Innovation
Event Dates: October 9–15, 2023
Venue: Dubai Design District (d3)
Dubai is once again set to dazzle the global fashion scene with the highly anticipated Dubai Fashion Week (DFW), a collaborative effort between d3 and the Arab Fashion Council (AFC). This seven-day extravaganza will unveil the latest spring-summer 2024 collections while offering a plethora of exclusive experiences that extend far beyond the runway.
A Celebration of Style and Sustainability
DFW has quickly cemented its status as a premier event in Dubai’s social calendar, building on the legacy of the 21st edition of Dubai Fashion Week held last October. In keeping with the UAE’s commitment to sustainability and the upcoming COP28 in Dubai, this edition of DFW will feature a strong focus on sustainable fashion.
Global Connections, Local Opportunities
DFW acts as a global meeting point for fashion designers and enthusiasts. Over 25 designers from more than 12 countries will grace the event. Among them is an exciting New York-based designer whose identity will soon be revealed.
The lineup includes renowned designers like Michael Cinco, Pipatchara, and The Giving Movement, along with newcomers such as Viva Vox, Anaya, Yaspis, and Rizman Ruzaini. Homegrown talents like Mrs. Keepa, Dima Ayad, and Lama Jouni will showcase their original collections alongside international names like Victor Weinsanto.
Diverse International Presence
DFW is a true melting pot of fashion influences, drawing talents from the GCC, the Levant, Southeast Asia, Europe, and North and South America. Notably, the late Russian couturier Valentin Yudashkin’s brand will make its Dubai debut, adding a touch of elegance to the event.
- IGDS World Department Store Summit: Hosting this prestigious event on October 11–12 marks a significant milestone as it’s the first IGDS event in the Middle East. It brings together department store leaders and business partners from around the world.
- Designers Showroom: This innovative space provides a platform for regional and international buyers, shoppers, and media to explore and appreciate the craftsmanship of designers.
- Graduate Fashion Foundation: As part of Graduate Fashion Week, DFW will feature runway shows that spotlight the creativity of graduate students from over 30 universities worldwide.
- The d3-based FAD Institute will showcase their students’ work during a dedicated show.
- Italian fashion school Polimoda will feature a runway show by one of their leading students and join hands with the AFC to launch a competition at the event. The winner will receive a Polimoda scholarship.