Countdown for Dubai Fashion Week; Designers, events, talks and more revealed

Countdown for Dubai Fashion Week; Designers, events, talks and more revealed

Co-founded by Dubai Design District (d3) and the Arab Fashion Council, DFW is the city’s official fashion week, positioning Dubai among the major fashion capitals of the world – New York, Paris, London and Milan.

ArtDayME: Dubai Fashion Week begins on Sunday, February 4 with a stellar line-up of regional and global designers descending on the city for the Autumn/Winter 24/25 season.

The upcoming fashion programme sees an exciting array of new names to Dubai Fashion Week’s runways alongside leading labels, plus a calendar of exclusive presentations, events, and brand activations to inspire and attract the global fashion ecosystem. 

Co-founded by Dubai Design District (d3) and the Arab Fashion Council, DFW is the city’s official fashion week, positioning Dubai among the major fashion capitals of the world – New York, Paris, London and Milan.

Dubai Fashion Week

It will continue at its primary residence in d3, a global creative ecosystem part of TECOM Group PJSC, with experiences stretching across the city.

Following the announcement last month, broadcast on a billboard screens in Times Square, New York City, DFW’s new schedule sees it leading the global fashion calendar this season and setting the tone for the international fashion agenda.

The AW 24/25 programme opens with the esteemed designer duo Rizman Ruzaini – the label for which the iconic Naomi Campbell walked in the October edition of DFW; and closes with the d3-based label Designers&US.

Runway shows then get underway with an array of talented designers, including:

Anaya

Hummariff

Maison Sara Chraibi (a Paris Fashion Week designer making her Dubai Fashion Week debut)

Choice

Riva

Selfmade

Michael Cinco

Zeena Zaki x Tryano

Reborn

Zey-ye

American Rag Cie X Fad Dubai

Emergency Room

Adolfo Dominguez

Designers&US

Countdown for Dubai Fashion Week; Designers, events, talks and more revealed

DFW Members BLSSD, Lama Jouni, Dima Ayad, and Mrs Keepa are also among the talents who will showcase their collections. 

Khadija Al Bastaki, Senior Vice President of d3 part of TECOM Group, said: “Every edition of Dubai Fashion Week represents a bold step to cement Dubai as one of the world’s fashion capitals.

“This next edition of DFW promises not only to unveil the latest industry trends as told by creatives from the region and beyond but also illuminate the vibrant tapestry of Dubai’s fashion ecosystem.

“What makes this edition truly special is the extensive reach across the city, but always with d3 at the heart of the action.

“The event’s new dates, programme, structure and venues will enhance the opportunities and buyers’ network available to participating designers while elevating the experience of fashion fans near and far.

“The vibrant atmosphere around DFW is a testament to the city’s status as a global fashion hub.”

Mohammed Aqra, Chief Strategy Officer of Arab Fashion Council, said: “Dubai Fashion leaves an imprint on the global fashion calendar with every edition.

“Each show will reflect to the world what Dubai has to offer on the fashion front – the high level of talent, creativity and courage.

“We are all set to make a splash with our new programme, which extends across the city, and really establish Dubai as a global fashion and creative capital-aligning with the Arab Fashion Council’s mission.”

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While d3’s global creative ecosystem by TECOM Group PJSC is the home and central hub of Dubai Fashion Week, some designers will, for the first time, showcase in different locations around Dubai, including Mrs Keepa at Sotheby’s Dubai. 

In addition to the shows, guests can expect a rich assortment of exclusive events, dinners and capsule launches across the city.

These include the Emergency Room X NOTHING capsule collection, the launch of an exclusive Bil Arabi Valentine’s set at Bloomingdales, the ETRO Party and industry panels by the Arab Fashion Council and Meta.

Thread Talks 2.0 will feature notable speakers discussing crucial topics such as “Fashion Beyond Borders: Navigating Global Trends and Local Identities”, “The Impact of Clothing Choice on Behaviour”, and a conversation with Osama Chabbi on “Navigating the Industry on a Global Scale”.

Dubai Fashion Week also caters to the business side of fashion with a dedicated buyer’s brunch and portfolio review that will allow designers to connect directly with local and international buyers.

With its new scheduling, leading the way in the global fashion calendar ahead of New York, London, Milan and Paris, DFW draws international collaborators, tastemakers, and visitors, with an extensive gathering of media and buyers arriving to view the seasonal collections. 

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