Timing:d3 - 17:30 Monday, 13 April 2015
Panel Discussion:Moderator: Fashion Criticism


Tima Ouzden is the Editor-in-Chief of Gazette, a Dubai-based, industry-focused, fashion publication that is published in conjunction with large fashion events in Dubai, such as Fashion Forward. Prior to the launch of Gazette, Ouzden was the Creative Director of dXb store, a leading platform for UAE-based designers and artists at Art Dubai. Ouzden studied Marketing & Management at AUS, Fashion Design at CEE, Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development at Dubai University and Foundations of Curatorial Practice with Emirates Foundation and California College of the Arts. She was the winner of the S*uce Boutique ́s first Design-A-Dress competition in 2009 and shortlisted for British Council’s YCE Award in 2012. Ouzden has recently launched Gazettings, a series of curated events exploring the fashion vernacular through film screenings, panel discussions, and community dinners. She is currently in the process of building a first of its kind physical/digital archive containing material culture from the sartorial landscape of the Middle East and North Africa.

Born in the North Caucasus, Russian Federation of Karachay heritage, Ouzden has lived in Dubai for over two decades.