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The Middle East's first men’s fashion week is finally here

The Middle East's first men’s fashion week is finally here

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui


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Mark your calendars for the region's first Fashion Week dedicated to menswear...

2020 was the year we adjusted to virtual fashion shows (and just about virtual anything) and although it wasn't easy at first, we found the silver linings. We're very much ready to get back into it and kickstarting 2021's fashion show season is the first ever men's fashion week in the Middle East, courtesy of the Arab Fashion Council.

Presented by Arab Fashion Week in partnership with Facebook, Inc, the Arab Fashion Week – Men's edition is set to take place at the end of this month (January 28-30 to be exact) and in the future, will coincide with the global menswear fashion week calendar of bi-annual shows in January and June.

Set to strengthen the Arab Fashion Council's goal to further enhance its platform as a champion destination for talent across the region, this year's upcoming Arab Fashion Week – Men's edition will feature established and emerging designers from the UAE, Lebanon, Qatar, and Iran.

"As the only official fashion week established within the region, The Arab Fashion Council is thrilled to launch Arab Fashion Week – Men's and to begin a new journey to shape the future of the emerging menswear market across the Arab world both by nurturing the creativity of regional designers and, through our continued support to international designers wishing to explore opportunities within the region." Jacob Abrian, Founder & CEO, The Arab Fashion Council.

Furthermore, as part of a strategic partnership between The Arab Fashion Council and The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, the calendar will see four emerging menswear designers from Men's Paris Fashion Week showcase their latest collections in the region.

The full schedule is yet to be announced. Stay tuned!

What we do know however, is that Arab Fashion Week – Men's is set to take place from January 28–30.

Now, discover Kim Jones and Kenny Scharf's Fall 2021 menswear collection for Dior.