Fashion Forward Season Five Opens

FFWD Season Five welcomes 25 apparel designers from countries including Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt, Kuwait, Dubai and the wider UAE as well as the Philippines and India. As with every edition of FFWD, the designers showcasing have their businesses based in the region or are of Middle Eastern origin.

This season’s catwalk designers will present their Fall/Winter 2015 collections across runway shows and presentations from April 10th-12th at The Madinat Jumeirah.

In addition to the runway shows and presentations, highlights of Season Five include a diverse roster of talks and panel discussions forming the “d3 Fashion Talks”. The topics to be covered include: the evolution of fashion with ten outfits that changed the world; the influence of the Middle East on Western fashion; the impact of visual merchandising and the relationship between fashion and film.

Furthering the strategic partnership with d3, this Season sees the final day of FFWD being held on site at Dubai Design District, bringing the designers together with industry leaders, buyers and media. Along with networking opportunities and panel discussions, on the day each designer will have a showroom space, displaying their full collection.

As well as the guests attending FFWD, the runway collections shown at Season Five will once again be displayed to an international audience on the WGSN portal, facilitating international trend reporting from the Middle East as well as reaching over 20,000 industry professionals through Fashion GPS’ exclusive industry-only community, GPS Radar.

FFWD takes place at The Madinat Jumeirah from 10th-12thof April and at Dubai Design District (d3) on the 13thApril. For the full timings and more information see the FFWD schedule.

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