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Upcoming Arab Fashion Week to Feature the Most Extensive Lineup of International Designers

Photo: Courtesy of Arab Fashion Council

Arab Fashion Week is set to feature the most extensive lineup of international designers. Returning on October 10 to Dubai Design District (d3), the six-day showcase will present women’s Fall/Winter 22/23 couture and Spring/Summer 2023 ready-to-wear collections from over 35 designers from the MENA region, as well as Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The designers hail from over 23 countries, including Mexico, Nicaragua, Thailand, Malaysia and Ukraine which are participating for the first time, alongside India, Indonesia, Vietnam, France, the UK, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Paraguay, and Belarus.

The Giving Movement

The week will kick off on a high note by honoring Barbie, the 2021 recipient of the Fashion Icon Award, at a special event that will see Lebanese couturier Jean-Louis Sabaji unveil his collaboration with the doll. The Barbie brand has previously partnered on similar collections with Balmain and Moschino. Other highlights of the event include UAE-based eco-conscious brand The Giving Movement debuting its new clothing line named FiftyMade on the runway, and Atelier Forger being the first Syrian label to showcase at Arab Fashion Week. What’s more. La Fédération de la
Haute Couture et de la Mode, the French body responsible for coordinating Paris Fashion Week, will once again present Paris-based label Weinsanto.


“We are proud, with our strategic partner the Arab Fashion Council, to announce the line-up for this autumn’s Arab Fashion Week, which will be by far, the largest edition to date with more than 35 designers set to hit the runway over the six-day event – from all corners of the world,” says Khadija Al Bastaki, vice president of d3. Mohammed Aqra, chief strategy officer of the Arab Fashion Council, says: “The Arab Fashion Council is focused on its ardent mission to build strategies and bridge the divide between international companies and regional ones – structured in a way that supports the Council’s mission dedicated to fostering and supporting the global trajectories of our local talent and businesses that represent our creative heartlands.”

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