Mauritius Fashion Design Shines on the Dubai Cat-Walk
Last 16th of March, the Ministry of Industrial Development, SMEs, and Cooperatives, in collaboration with the Mauritius Economic Development Board and the Mauritius Fashion and Design Institute showcased Mauritius talent with their first fashion show to held in the Middle East The fashion show, held at the One & Only Royal Mirage in Dubai on the evening of 16th March 2022, was held in conjunction of the celebrations of the National Day of Mauritius at Expo 2020 Dubai. The fashion show was organised by the Mauritius Economic Development Board and Mauritius Fashion and Design Institute to showcase not only the design talent of the island nation, but also its skillful textile and garment creation industry. In line with the Mauritius’ Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion theme, the collection, entitled “The Roots of the Future”, is inspired by the history of Mauritius and features the different influences that each era of its former colonizers, including the Dutch, French and British and the evolution of the industry on a trajectory to modernity and the future. The original designs are rooted in environmental sustainability practices for the fashion industry, of which Mauritius seeks to become a world leader. The private fashion presentation was attended by dignitaries from Mauritius and the UAE, as well as high profile fashion designers, influencers, media, and buyers from across the GCC region.