Watch now: An exclusive video exploring Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience 2014
The best bits
At the end of October our city in the sand welcomed a host of international fashion icons and celebrities including VFDE co-founder and Vogue Italia's editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, the iconic Vogue editor Suzy Menkes, supermodel Karolina Kurkova, Buro 24/7's Miroslava Duma, Ciara, Valentino's designers and many more.
And whilst there were some unexplained no-shows – Lykke Li and Lana Del Rey included – the second edition of the VFDE project allowed Italian designers such as Alberta Ferretti and Emilio Pucci's Peter Dundas to showcase their brands to the sought-after Middle Eastern market. VFDE also gave some of the region's most talented designers such as Buro 24/7 favourite's Shamsa Alabbar and Madiyah Sharqi a worldwide platform via its opening runway show and its 2-day-long 'International Talents Showcase' at the Armani hotel inside the Burj Khalifa.
Producer and co-founder at Electric Robin, Ross Brandon, granted Buro 24/7 access to a selection of beautiful films from the 2014 edition of VFDE, which we will present over the next few days.
Take a look at the first below now: