Moda speaks Arabic! Arab Fashion Week back for its 2nd edition in Dubai
Arab Fashion Week is taking place at the luxurious St Regis Hotel in Dubai from March 16 to 19. (Facebook)
Fashionistas everywhere, prep yourselves for a glamorous shopping spree ahead of the second edition of Arab Fashion Week next month.
Quite fittingly, the event will be held in the shopping capital Dubai, at the luxurious St Regis Hotel from March 16 to 19.
Models will strut their stuff on the catwalk in Arab fashion designers' creations for four fabulous days.
Industry experts are also set to host a number of seminars and talks at the event, which will conclude with an awards gala dinner and charity event, where not one, but 10 designers will be honoured with The Fashion Trophy.
Arab Fashion Week is organized by The Arab Fashion Council, which says their aim is to promote Arab fashion designers in the international fashion market.
“We are here to set up a proper infrastructure of fashion… from retail to commerce and to education,” said Jacob Abrian, the CEO of the Arab Fashion Council, speaking at a press conference on Wednesday.
Emirati designer Lamya Abedin signed up to showcase her famous abaya collection, Queen of Spades, at the event. This will be Lamya's opportunity to showcase her first full collection of Western wear.
“The people handling the event have a really good idea of the international market. I’ve always wanted to take my creations abroad and after eight years, I think this is the right platform for me to take it to the next step,” she said. “We are travelling soon to Milan to audition models and to meet people in the industry right in the middle of fashion week. All of this will be great experience for me.”
Unfortunately, entry to the event is by invite only, but more information is available on arabfashionweek.org.
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