An Empowerment Program though Industry Collaboration - THAT’S EPIC

EPIC is a series of empowerment initiatives propelled through industry collaborations that contribute to the growth of the Middle East's fashion ecosystem by tackling key business development challenges faced by regional fashion designers.

Who Can Participate

EPIC is dedicated to designers who have participated in previous or upcoming seasons of Fashion Forward Dubai in addition to d3 Creative Partners, designers registered in the Dubai Design District.

For any questions of additional information on EPIC, please contact:



EPIC x Fashion Forward Paris Showroom
FFWD EPIC Showroom

Fashion Forward Showroom - PARIS, SEPT/OCT 2017

Who: FFWD Designers and d3 Creative Partners
When: 28 September – 2 October 2017, during Paris Fashion Week
Where: Hotel InterContinental Paris Le Grand, Presidential Suite: Room 4136 and 4138, Paris

Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) is back at Paris Fashion Week, presenting an even larger selection of the Middle East's leading talent. This exclusive preview includes SS 18 ready-to-wear, accessory and jewelry designer collections at FFWD Showroom Paris.

How to Participate: The SS/18 collections of the showcasing designers have been chosen by FFWD team in partnership with International Buying Consultant, Muriel Piaser, based on their readiness for the global stage.

Watch this space or email to be considered for future Showroom opportunities.


Who: FFWD Apparel & Accessory Designers
When: June 5th - June 25th, 2017
Where: Rubaiyat Department Store, Star Avenue Mall, King Abdul Aziz Road, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
What: Shop 12 of our Fashion Forward Designers - both apparel and accessories - throughout Ramadan, and discover both their capsule and SS'17 collections: Find out more information here


FFWD presents the INSEAD Luxury Forum

In partnership with the INSEAD Retail, Consumer & Luxury Goods Club (RCLG), Fashion Forward presents a series of educational videos on major disruptions and innovations expected to shape the future of the luxury industry given by world-class speakers from the industry. These presentations were spearheaded by the INSEAD RCLG club and featured during the INSEAD Luxury Forum in November 2016. 

2020: New Market Dynamics & Trends that will Shape Luxury by 2020 Speaker: Joelle de Montgolfier, Senior Director, Bain & Company November 18th, 2016 Paris, France
Innovative Communication for Luxury Brands Speaker: Daniel Coutinho, CEO, Nowness November 18th, 2016 Paris, France
Building an Iconic Global Luxury Brand Speaker: Martin Roll, Business and Brand Strategist, Advisor, Martin Roll Company November 18th, 2016 Paris, France
Digital Intelligence in Luxury, Digital Integration Speaker: Johnathon Siboni, CEO, Luxury Nsight November 18th, 2016 Paris, France