Fashion Forward @ D3 from 23th-25th March 2017
Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD), the region’s definitive fashion platform returns from March 23rd – 25th showcasing a carefully edited selection of the Middle East’s most coveted ready-to-wear, couture, accessory and jewellery designers. The bi-annual event will present its ninth season at Dubai Design District (d3).
Building upon the resounding success of last season, FFWD will see another busy programme of catwalk shows and presentations from regional designers, talks and panel discussions spearheaded by industry professionals, and accessory and jewellery collections at ‘The Showcase’,
Since its launch in April 2013, the fashion platform has delivered eight successful events and has gained wide-spread recognition. In January 2016, FFWD Season 7 earned the official endorsement of the Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) and their support of the event continues.
Designer registration for Season 9 is now open with limited spaces available. To participate, designers can register at www.fashionforward.ae. Designers are advised to register by the closing date, February 15th. Any late entries will be accepted based on availability.
About Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD)
Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) is the definitive fashion platform for Dubai and the Middle East — which provides a platform and a progressive direction for fashion. Key components of FFWD include: catwalk shows and presentations by the best couture, ready-to-wear designers of Middle Eastern origin, or region based; The Showcase, a curated space dedicated to accessories designers; the d3 Fashion Talks, to foster industry discussion; and the Day at d3 to connect buyers and industry professionals directly with the designers.
ABOUT DUBAI DESIGN DISTRICT
Dubai Design District, better known as d3, is a home for the region’s growing community of creative thinkers. It plays a key element in Dubai’s vision to transform into an innovation-led economy, and it aims to engage, inspire and enable emerging talent, as well as providing a platform to showcase Arab creativity to a larger, global audience.
As a dedicated creative destination, d3 answers a growing need for the regional design industry, ensuring that this important sector is able to develop and thrive. It provides businesses, entrepreneurs and creatives from across the design value chain with an ideally located, purpose built and sustainable ecosystem, which leverages technology to integrate ‘smart’ solutions throughout the development.
d3 is the newest of TECOM Group’s communities, with 11 buildings making up the core of the site already delivered and being handed over to tenants. To support its many creative partners, d3 offers individuals and businesses the choice of operating either as a free zone entity or as an on-shore business, each with its own merits.
By 2018, d3 will feature a one million square foot Creative Community, which will act as the site’s cultural epicentre, inspiring emerging designers and artists, and attracting tourists to the area. By 2019, d3 will also boast a bustling Waterfront, a 1.8km esplanade running alongside the Dubai Creek, with international and design-led hotels, boutique retail concept stores and an outdoor events space, as well as a host of hospitality and leisure facilities.
All of these various elements have been carefully designed to ensure that the creative thinkers using and visiting d3 every day have an energised and culture rich environment where they can coexist.