Fashion Forward Dubai S/S '16 - FFWD event to be held at Madinat Jumeirah (22th - 25th October) can be considered the fashion pathway of the Middle East. The event includes various catwalks, workshops and presentations from best regional designers, as well as D3 talks presented by fashion industry experts. Dubai has a bright future in the fashion industry and is considered an important fashion hub and a launching ramp for new fashion designers. D3-Dubai Design District has been a strong supporter of FFWD since it was founded in 2013.

During the four days I saw the best of Middle East couture, ready- to-wear, jewellery and accessories brands. And the “cream of the crop":  

SS CATWALK & PRESENTATION DESIGNERS who impressed (couture and ready-to-wear): Said Mahrouf - Moroccan, received his MA in fashion design after studying at the Amsterdam Rietveld Academy and Pratt Institute (New York). The S/S ’16 Said’s collection impressed the visitors and the press with the uniqueness of each creation. 

Dima Ayad - Lebanese, her designs are evoking the feminine focusing on the female shape. 

 

For the full list of designers please find more here