Over 40 regional and international prominent designers from the Middle East, Europe and Asia will come together once again for the Arab Fashion Week from 9th to 14th October 2019 in City Walk, the design-inspired open-air lifestyle neighborhood by Meraas. The event celebrates a wide calendar of fashion shows, pop-ups, presentations and trunk shows which will be held at 1422, the world’s first Ready Couture store and the region’s first ever designer acceleration hub at City Walk.
Dhruv Kapoor, Hussein Bazaza, Daniele Carlotta and Nora Al Shaikh are four talented designers selected by Vogue Italy’s Deputy Editor in Chief and Head of Vogue Talents Sara Sozzani Maino to show their collections at the upcoming Vogue Talents Day on October 11 which will be featured by the Arab Fashion Council on this upcoming Arab Fashion Week calendar. The Vogue Talents Day will also allow upcoming designers to participate in a special portfolio review by Sara Sozzani Maino and the best designers will be awarded with a special feature on vogue.it. Sara Sozzani Maino, Vogue Italy’s Deputy Editor in Chief and Head of Vogue Talents said: “Supporting the new generation of designers through AFW is fundamental. At this stage these designers need to confront themselves with new markets In order to grow their business. The opportunity to show in Dubai is unique and we are very happy to be part of it”.
One of the main features that the Arab Fashion Council will be highlighting in this seasons calendar is the AFC Green Label initiative in line with the United Nations Global Sustainable Goals which is part of the Arab Fashion Week festival. The objective of the AFC Green Label is to promote the responsible approach to the environment by selecting ethical materials. Aiming for a better tomorrow, AFC sponsors fashion brands from around the world that fulfill AFC’s guidelines for the sustainable fashion industry.
In addition to featured private dinners, the Arab Fashion Week (AFW) will celebrate a special partnership with the Fashion TV at a final end of the season party which aims to bring the fashion week vibes to the city.