Technology giant Samsung is officially collaborating with the region's trendiest fashion platformFashion Forward Dubai, to launch a new empowerment program. The program, aptly titled EPIC – Empowerment Program through Industry Collaboration — will highlight five key initiatives for regional talent. Through a series of workshops, sponsorships and scholarship programs, EPIC will focus on maximising exposure for upcoming designers and brands by creating more business opportunities, whilst setting out to educate the local fashion community. 

Fashion Forward Dubai launches new program

Speaking about the launch of the program, COO and Co-Founder of FFWD, Ramzi Nakad says: "Building upon the success of Fashion Forward Dubai which has catapulted regional designers to attain international and regional visibility, EPIC is designed to nurture talents, working as a catalyst for creatives to benefit from sought after industry resources while developing the skills and know-how needed to progress in an ever-growing and highly competitive landscape. Amplified through an extensive network of stakeholders and professionals, exposure opportunities and digital innovation rooted in the strategic partnership with Samsung, EPIC will promote the sustainability of the regional fashion economy and forge healthy competition." 

No further details on the event's schedule has been announced but in the meantime discover Samsung's collaboration with Buro 24/7 Middle East.