Mubasher: On the 26th, 27th, and 28th of April, the UAE will witness the launch of the unique regional event “International Dubai Fashion Week" (iDFW) with a new and innovative identity.
The most well-recognised designers and major fashion houses will take part in this international event at the Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai.
The list of exhibitors has been expanded, and an accompanying exhibition has been allocated, in addition to contracts with a team of well-known designers, in addition to expert houses who wish to take part in the iDFW.
During the coming five years, an annual increase of 6% is expected in the design’s industry across the Middle East, in addition to the market’s demand for 30,000 design graduates in the region.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE vice president, prime minister and ruler of Dubai, has launched a number of initiatives, to promote for the development of Dubai as an emerging capital for global design; this endorsement will be through establishing creative incubators that meet the needs of the industry and support the development of creative talents according to Dubai plan 2021.
The International Dubai Fashion Week 2018 is projected to be ready for the launch of the best season of, which will mark a leap in both the local and regional fashion industry, said Sheikha Hend bint Faisal Al Qassemi, Chairman of the advisory board and board member of the Dubai Fashion and Design College, and owner of Velvet HQ- the organiser of International Dubai Fashion Week.
She said: “We aim to put Dubai Fashion Week on the list of the world's largest fashion events as well as events held in New York, London, Milan, and Paris.”
“The Dubai Fashion Week 2018 offers the biggest and most famous designers from the region as well as designers from Europe, North America, and South America, along with their counterparts in the UAE and other countries in the region,” Al Qassemi added.