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elcome to season 9 of Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD). The Dubai-based fashion platform continues to welcome new talent this season and here, Buro 24/7 Middle East shines the spotlight on must-know names: Arwa Al Banawi, Hussein Bazaza and Michael Cinco...

Arwa Al Banawi

Saudi designer Arwa Al Banawi showcased a FW17 collection that highlights the Arab-American current state through tailored separates. With deconstructed cuts in a colour palette that focused on white, red and blue, the collection was injected with a mix of blooming florals, a twist on a woman's modern suit and Arabic writing – blending Banawi's signature aesthetic with her heritage. 

Discover Arwa Al Banawi's Fall/Winter '17 collection here...

Hussein Bazaza

As one of the Middle East's most notable emerging designers, Hussein Bazaza unfolded an autumnal collection under his eponymous label. Highlighting hints of bold reds, shimmering gold and royal blue, the collection sees beautiful embellishments, striking sequins and high-neck detailing, which were juxtaposed against geisha-like prints.

Discover Hussein Bazaza's Fall/Winter '17 collection here...


Michael Cinco

Closing day one of Fashion Forward Dubai was Filipino designer Michael Cinco. Known for his intricately designed ball gowns, delicate detailing and fine craftsmanship, Cinco injected elegance and a fairytale-esque aesthetic into his Versailles-inspired FW17 collection. 

Discover Michael Cinco's collection now...

Stay connected to Buro 24/7 Middle East for more on Fashion Forward Dubai. In the meantime, take a look at other cultural and lifestyle events happening in Dubai this weekend