DUBAI: Arab Fashion Week, organized by the Arab Fashion Council, is set to return to Dubai next month. From Oct. 10-15, fashion designers from the region and further afield will present their womenswear collections in a series of runway shows to be held at Dubai Design District.
The six-day event will see designers present their Couture Fall-WInter 2023 as well as Ready-to-Wear Spring-Summer 2023 collections. Here we take a look at 12 designers you should keep an eye out for, among the 35 international labels taking part.
The Dubai-based brainchild of Filipino-born designer Furne One, who has dressed the world’s most celebrated stars including supermodels Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks, will present its Couture Fall-Winter collection on Oct. 11.
The Paraguayan nature-inspired fashion label, with an aim of creating wearable art, will showcase its couture fall-winter 2023 collection on Oct. 11.
Presented by the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, the Parisian designer who created non-fungible token wearables for K-Pop group Lightsum will showcase his couture fall-winter pieces on Oct. 11.
Thai fashion designer Pipatchara Kaeojinda’s eponymous label, focussed on slow and sustainable fashion, will showcase its Couture Fall-Winter 2023 pieces on Oct. 12.
The Malaysian luxury womenswear label, founded in 2017 by two sisters and focused on creating delicate silk pieces, will present its couture fall-winter collection on Oct. 12.
The Filipino fashion designer based in Dubai, who launched his eponymous label in 2003, will showcase his label’s Couture Fall-Winter collection on Oct. 13.
The Palestinian designer, known for his evening gowns and couture-wear, will present his label’s Couture Fall-Winter 2023 collection on Oct.13.
The Lebanese fashion designer, who uses art to raise awareness on psychological and sociological issues, will present her label’s Ready-to-Wear Spring-Summer 2023 collection on Oct. 14.
The luxe-pret label from India, with a special focus on handcrafted textures, bold colors and creative silhouettes, will present its ready-to-wear spring-summer 2023 collection on Oct. 14.
The Giving Movement
The UAE-based clothing label, on a mission to reinvent sustainable athleisure, will showcase pieces from its FIFTYMADE collection on Oct. 14.
Death by Dolls
Saudi Arabia’s Sara Al-Saud, who once designed a Halloween outfit for superstar Beyonce, will present her LA-based fashion label’s Ready-to-Wear Spring-Summer 2023 collection on Oct. 15.
The Beirut-based label, which had its very first live show in Dubai earlier this year and is known for upcycling thrifted and vintage materials, will present its ready-to-wear spring-summer 2023 collection on Oct. 15.