The Middle East's premier fashion event, Fashion Forward Dubai, has announced its design label line-up for the upcoming eighth season. Designed as a platform to boost the profile of regional fashion brands, the upcoming edition will feature both returning as well as debutant designers with a total of 31 fashion houses set to present their Spring/Summer '17 collections.

"Each season we look forward to welcoming returning brands to FFWD while debuting new designers that we have sourced and selected from across the region," said Bong Guerrero, CEO and Co-Founder of FFWD. "Season eight sees the exciting introduction of designers from beyond the region, a tactical addition by FFWD to extend the breadth of the event, while maintaining its authenticity to support emerging talent."

Here's the full list of designers participating at Fashion Forward Dubai Season 8:

Amato by Furne One
Amira Haroon
Arwa Al Banawi
Bedouin
Bouguessa
By Amal Al Raisi
Dima Ayad
Ezra
Hashe
House of Nomad
Hussein Bazaza
HZ by Hissa Zainal
Kage
Kristina Fidelskaya
Lama Jouni
Madiyah Al Sharqi
Michael Cinco
Mira Hayek
Mrs. Keepa
Orkalia
Said Mahrouf
Salta
Sotra
Starch Foundation
Salim Azzam
Timi Hayek
Tair
Varoin Marwah
Zaid Farouki
Zareena
Zena Presley

The eighth season of Fashion Forward Dubai will run from October 20-23 at d3. Also, read about the new EPIC program collaboration between Samsung and Fashion Forward Dubai.