Regional couture and ready-to-wear designers will once again come together to showcase their seasonal offerings at Fashion Forward (FFWD) season six; Style Arabia has announced that the four-day fashion event will occur from October 22nd-25th at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. The biannual fashion showcase will include catwalk shows, designer presentations, industry talks, and networking events.


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Notably, the Dubai Design District, d3, will once again partner with FFWD. “Fashion Forward is the central fashion platform currently championing Middle Eastern design talent […] we are proud to see this movement become a catalyst in the growing success and international visibility of the regional industry,” said Lindsay Miller, Managing Director, d3.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - APRIL 10:  A model walks the runway at the Ezra show during Dubai Fashion Forward April 2015 at Madinat Jumeirah on April 10, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Fashion Forward)

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Bong Guerrero, the founder and CEO of FFWD, added, “Each season we strive to improve the platform to ensure we are providing the best possible environment to develop our designers and create a professional and sustainable event which is truly representative of our region.” In that vein, a re-imagined website launches today, and will act as FFWD’s hub for the sixth season. It will serve as an information portal for designers, buyers, media, and guests ahead of the event as well as throughout.

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