Arab Fashion Council and Dubai Design District (d3) announce the official dates of Men’s Arab Fashion Week®

Khadija Al Bastaki, Executive Director, Dubai Design District

Mohammed Aqra_Director of Strategy_Arab Fashion Council

Mohammed Aqra_Director of Strategy_Arab Fashion Council_1

Arab Fashion Week_Men's Clothing

Arab Fashion Week_Men’s Clothing

The Arab Fashion Week of Menswear Spring/Summer 2023 will showcase creativity, sustainability and technology from June 28-30, 2022 at the Dubai Design District.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, June 22, 2022 / — The Arab Fashion Council (AFC) and Dubai Design District (d3) are delighted to announce the dates for the next edition of Men’s Ready-To-Wear Arab Fashion Week – Spring-Summer 2023 Edition. The event will take place from Tuesday June 28 to Thursday June 30 at d3, a creative platform of the TECOM group dedicated to design, fashion, architecture, art and to retail. The program for this fourth edition of this growing event (the only menswear week held in all of Asia and the Middle East) will include both in-person shows and a multitude of events.

The Arab Fashion Council’s first Arab Fashion Week for Men took place in January 2021 and there have since been editions at d3 in July 2021 and January 2022. With men’s fashion becoming an increasingly important industry in globally and attracting more and more attention year by year, it is no surprise that its market value is expected to increase from US$533.3 billion (AED1.9 trillion) in 2021 to US$746.9 billion (AED2.7 trillion) by 2027, a staggering six-year compound annual growth rate of 5.92%. AFC and d3 are at the forefront of the menswear industry in the region. Among the designers showcasing their collections later this month are Valette Studio, Lazoschmidl and Arturo Obegero, who are presented by the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, the French body responsible for coordinating Paris Fashion Week.

The upcoming Arab Fashion Week for Men also marks the 20th edition of Arab Fashion Council’s Arab Fashion Week. Arab Fashion Week was first launched in 2015 and over the past seven years the event has showcased hundreds of renowned creative designers from over 50 countries, including many from all over the Arab world, including including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq and Jordan. , Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt and Palestine. The event is organized in collaboration with international players such as Meta, Microsoft and GoDaddy, to name a few. Arab Fashion Week takes place four times a year – the men’s edition is held in January and June and the women’s fashion in March and October.

The Arab Fashion Council is committed to nurturing and developing the region’s fashion industry and in this upcoming men’s edition would like to highlight three of its most important initiatives: creativity; sustainability; and technology. This season’s fashion audience can expect an inspiring celebration of each of these initiatives in three distinct collaborations – details of which will be revealed during the three-day event.

Commenting on the fruitful collaboration between d3 and AFC, Khadija Al Bastaki, Executive Director of Dubai Design District (d3), said: “Our strategic partnership with the Arab Fashion Council on Arab Fashion Week is one that we are very excited about. proud. The region’s fashion industry is on an exciting and upward trajectory with many designers from the Arab world carving out a distinct place for themselves on the global stage and with prestigious international brands also keen to engage more with Dubai and the region. at large.

“At d3, we are deeply committed to providing this wealth of creative talent with an environment in which they can collaborate, inspire, reimagine the everyday and thrive, and we work with actors at different stages of their journey to access the diverse opportunities and markets in the region. From aspiring designers to global fashion houses, our growing ecosystem is home to a vibrant community pushing the boundaries of design. Arab Fashion Week, men’s and women’s editions, is fundamental to providing our clients a stronger platform to showcase their ingenuity, to network and engage and help to further strengthen Dubai’s creative economy.

Promoting creativity is fundamental to AFC’s mission. The Council’s partnership with d3 for Arab Fashion Week provides a platform for emerging and established designers – from the UAE, the wider region and around the world – to engage. The event invites foreign brands to invest in the region and local fashion companies to export globally, ensuring the success of the industry from all sides. As well as showcasing a diverse mix of local and regional names and talent, the Arab Fashion Week calendar has – over the past seven years – featured some of the world’s most renowned brands such as Jean Paul Gautier, Iris Van Herpen, Antonio Marras, Marchesa, Blumarine, Moschino and many more.

Commenting on the upcoming edition of Men’s Arab Fashion Week, Mohammed Aqra, Chief Strategy Officer of the Arab Fashion Council comments: “The Arab Fashion Council and Dubai Design District (d3) share the vision of positioning Dubai as one of the most creative neighborhoods in the world. capitals and we celebrate this by leveraging the power of Arab Fashion Week to showcase local, regional and international designers, unveiling innovative new technologies, championing sustainability and committing to continuously supply our creative industry a globally recognized B2B event to gain visibility and execute commercial transactions. Additionally, through collaborations with international counterparts such as the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, the French body that coordinates Paris Fashion Week, the AFC organizes an exclusive showroom and presentation on the official calendar. of Paris Fashion Week where the talent of Arab designers can come into contact with international buyers and media.

Dubai Design District (d3) is part of a portfolio of strategically located and sustainable business ecosystems from the TECOM Group, which for over 20 years has cemented Dubai’s status as a global business and talent hub.

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