Dubai Fashion Week 2023: Catwalk shows, models and designers. Inaugural Dubai Fashion Week will attract key industry personnel to Dubai Design District
Dubai Design District, Dubai
11 March 2023, 12:00 AM
15 March 2023, 12:00 AM
The first official Dubai Fashion Week is set to hit catwalks in the Dubai Design District this week. TECOM Group member Dubai Design District (d3) is hosting the fashion event in partnership with the Arab Fashion Council (AFC).
The official Dubai Fashion Week, which launched at an intimate event last month attended by dignitaries, government officials and fashion and culture media, becomes the region’s definitive fashion fixture. With this first edition it will see new spaces and locations used for catwalk shows as well as city-wide engagements comprising worldwide brands and homegrown regional talents, fortifying Dubai’s presence as a global fashion hub and international reference for the entire industry.
Dubai Fashion Week evolves from the successful legacy of Arab Fashion Week. Running from Friday, March 10 to Wednesday, March 15, 2023, the new official fashion event is set to draw international collaborators, design-makers, and visitors, with an extensive gathering of media and buyers arriving in Dubai following Paris Fashion Week, to view the Autumn Winter 2023/24 collections.
A number of exciting new initiatives are also set to be launched during the week to commemorate the first official Dubai Fashion Week and its vision to further grow Dubai as a global fashion capital, in-line with Paris, Milan, London and New York. These will include the unveiling of a steering committee for Dubai Fashion Week, a buyers committee, and a permanent designers committee, all of which will work under the Arab Fashion Council's supervision to ensure Dubai Fashion Week's ambitious goals and vision are met and steer the future of the new Dubai Fashion Week in a dynamic and sustainable way.
Talking on the first official Dubai Fashion Week, Khadija Al Bastaki, Senior Vice President of Dubai Design District (d3), part of Tecom Group, said: “The world eagerly anticipates the first Dubai Fashion Week, which evolves from our successful Arab Fashion Week and is the next chapter in our region’s exciting fashion journey. To celebrate this momentous event, the industry looks to honour Dubai's growing influence as one of the five major global fashion capitals and to feature international brands and experts from around the world to gather at Dubai Design District, the hub of our region’s creative talent and a hub with the vision, ambition and innovation to elevate the impact and reach of creatives globally.”