The ‘Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience II’ highlights 28 designer names
A plethora of talent
Taking place from October 30-November 1, and serving as a mentoring platform to nurture the upcoming generation of fashion designers, the second 'Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience' (VFDE), the Middle East's largest fashion event of its kind.
It's set to begin a benchmark to encourage future talent to the initiative, too – and as well as two show events; one at The Dubai Mall for the eight established labels and another at Armani Hotel for the 20 emerging names, there will be a host of workshops and panel discussions.
Organised by The Dubai Mall and Vogue Italia, with the support of BySymphony.com, the criteria from hundreds of applications received to take part in the proceedings included originality in the concept behind the project, and personality of the brand.
The 20 emerging selected designers are: Anabela Chan from the UK for Anabela Chan, Astrid Sarkissian from France for Astrid Sarkissian, Odély Teboul and Annelie Augustin from France and Germany for Augustin Teboul, Faiza Bouguessa from France/Algeria for Bouguessa, Carlotta De Luca from Italy for Charline De Luca, Martina Grasselli from Italy for Coliac, Dora Abodi from Hungary for Dora Abodi, Lubna and Nadia Al Zakwani from Oman for Endemage, Eun-Jung Lee from South Korea for Eun-Jung Lee, Heaven Tanudiredja from Indonesia for Heaven Tanudiredja, Hema Kaul from India for Hema Kaul, Farah Nasri from Lebanon for Hooked | HKD, Eva Lai from the USA for i'Alave, Marius Janusauskas from Belgium for Marius Janusauskas, Millicent Nobis from Australia for Mies Nobis, Kostya Omelya from Ukraine for Omelya Atelier, Reem Al Kanhal from Saudi Arabia for RK Designs, Sarah Angold from the UK for Sarah Angold Studio, Shamsa Alabbar from the UAE for Shamsa Alabbar, and Steven Tai from Canada for Steven Tai.
Madiyah Al Sharqi
Madiyah Al Sharqi
The eight established brands chosen are: Asudari Studio designed by Lamia Asudari from Saudi Arabia, Christopher Esber designed by Christopher Esber from Australia, J. JS Lee designed by Jackie JS Lee from South Korea, Madiya Al Sharqi designed by Madiyah Al Sharqi from the UAE, Miuniku designed by Tina Sutradhar and Nikita Sutradhar from India, N°3 designed by Bushra Badri and Amira Al Khaja from the UAE, Stella Jean designed Piccione designed by Salvatore Piccione from Italy.
"The first edition of Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience elevated Dubai to the league of a global fashion capital. This year's selection of emerging and new designers is a testament to the incredible potential of the region, and serves as a platform to further strengthen their global outreach. We are privileged to host the talents selected by Vogue Italia, one of the most influential fashion magazines and a leading name in the global fashion industry." Said Abdulla Lahej, Group Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Properties PJSC.