The region's premier fashion show, Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD), will return for its eighth edition in October. The second FFWD event of the year will once again gather the Middle East's most promising designers to showcase the best couture as well as stunning accessories.


FFWD is renowned for launching regional brands into the international spotlight with the most recent successes coming soon after season 7; fashion designer Hussein Bazaza and jewellery brand Madiso introduced their creations on the online shopping site Moda Operandi. As well, Rula Galayini was invited by both FarFetch as well as Paris' Galeries Lafayette to .

"With each season, the event has gained credibility and respect amongst designers and industry professionals, said Bong Guerrero, CEO and co-founder of FFWD. "We have witnessed multiple success stories over the past four years of contributing designers gaining global recognition who are now stocked with some of the world's leading retailers. Such accomplishments demonstrate how FFWD acts as a catalyst for international visibility and drives our commitment to invest in the platform with new and innovative elements each season."

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Fashion Forward Dubai Season 8 will run from October 20-23 at Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai.