FFWD - The Best of March 2017

FFWD welcomed over 10,000 guests comprised of industry leaders, fashion professionals, media and buyers who descended on Hai d3 to enjoy a three-day schedule of runway shows and presentations by 24 regional ready-to- wear and couture designers, view 14 accessory labels at The Showcase, partake in engaging talks and panel discussions, as well as attend networking and social events.

The Best of Backstage

The Best of Runway

The Best of Presentation

The Best of Street Style

FFWD x Pepsi Street Style

Catch the very best street style from the #PepsiLounge this FFWD!

#FFWDdxb and @pepsi_arabia take to the streets one last time - capturing the best of FFWD Street Style 📸

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#FFWDdxb and @pepsi_arabia hit the street and caught the best of Day 2 #StreetStyle!

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#FFWDdxb hit the streets with @pepsi_arabia today! Did you make the #StreetStyle cut? #ThisIsd3

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FFWD’s EPIC Pop-Up Store Returns to Galeries Lafayette

For the fourth consecutive season, Galeries Lafayette buyers have carefully curated a Spring/Summer ’17 selection from FFWD designers who have previously showcased at the bi-annual event. The Pop Up Store is part of FFWD’s EPICxSAMSUNG empowerment program, dedicated to supporting regional talent to attain commercial success.

The FFWD Pop Up store, under the EPICxSAMSUNG program, is an excellent vehicle for FFWD designers and d3 creative partners to attain customer visibility and widen their commercial reach. We are delighted that Galeries Lafayette have chosen to partner with EPIC again to support regional design talent for a fourth season
— Ramzi Nakad - COO and Co-Founder, FFWD

Shop Lama Jouni, Sotra, Mira Hayek, Kristina Fidelskaya, Mrs. Keepa, and Amira Haroon from March 15 - April 15, 2017.

The Best of the #EPICxSAMSUNG Paris Showroom

Fashion Forward returned to Paris for the second edition of their Showroom in Paris, on March 2nd – March 6th at Hotel InterContinental Paris Le Grand, part of the EPICxSAMSUNG empowerment program - an empowerment program endorsed by the DDFC and supported by d3, that provides business development opportunities to regional fashion talent through a series of initiatives.

Welcoming international buyers, media, VIP's, and influencers, the designers saw back-to-back appointments as well as an array of fresh content showcasing their latest collections.

FFWD Paris Showroom Returns

Fashion Forward returns to Paris for the second edition of their Showroom in Paris, on March 2nd – March 6th at Hotel InterContinental Paris Le Grand, part of the EPICxSAMSUNG empowerment program - an empowerment program endorsed by the DDFC and supported by d3, that provides business development opportunities to regional fashion talent through a series of initiatives.


FFWD will present a carefully curated selection of the best apparel and accessory designers from the region including Amira Haroon, Anaya, Asya Krasnaya, Cheyma, Hessa Falasi, Kage, Kristina Fidelskaya, Lama Jouni, Poca & Poca, Rami Al Ali, Rula Galayini, Salta, Soltana and Sotra.

FFWD Is #TiedTogether

As a show of support to the Business of Fashion (BOF), Fashion Forward Dubai has joined the #tiedtogether movement.

In pursuit of making a clear statement of solidarity, unity and inclusiveness,  amidst a period of growing uncertainty and a dangerous narrative peddling division. This is not a political statement, it is a positive statement in support of humanity during a time of turmoil and fear in many nations around the world.
— Business of Fashion

We invite you to join the movement with us. Here's how you can get involved:

- Tie a white bandana around your wrist, neck, head, ankle or handbag and upload an image of your bandana to social media, tagging someone to show you are #TiedTogether as friends, family, neighbours . . . as humans.

- Donate to UNHCR. Please note that this fundraising campaign via Justgiving will only benefit the UNHCR. Donate at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tiedtogether

- Register your support on the #TiedTogether website: tiedtogether.businessoffashion.com

If you'd like to find out more about #TiedTogether and want discuss ways of participating in this movement, please visit tiedtogether.businessoffashion.com or email tiedtogether@businessoffashion.com