Dubai Design District announces Arab Fashion Week Women’s 2022/23
In-person shows will run on D3 from 6-10 p.m. during AFW. The shows will also be broadcast live in partnership with Meta, formerly known as Facebook Inc, on Facebook and Instagram.
“Dubai has earned its growing fame as the fashion capital of the world, in large part thanks to the relentless ingenuity and curiosity of our region’s creative talent. Our mission at Dubai Design District has always been to enhance the visibility of our vast design community and enrich their access to new partnerships and growth opportunities. Arab Fashion Week is fast becoming a must-attend event for creatives, brands and enthusiasts around the world, and each season strengthens Dubai’s position on the global fashion scene. We are confident that this year will deliver on the promise of innovative and inspiring parades and our district’s commitment to reimagining the ordinary through digital explorations, immersive activations, pop-ups and more,” said Khadija Al Bastaki , executive director of the Dubai Design District.
The 2022 edition will be divided into three calendars: couture, ready-to-wear and events including pop-ups. Among the designers participating in the couture at the event are: Maram Borhan (Egypt), Giannina Azar (Dominican Republic of Lebanese descent), Ihab Jiryis (Palestine), Hian Tjen x Make Over (Indonesia), Hamariff (Russia) , LuLu Liu (China), Dorota Goldpoint (Poland), Michael Cinco (UAE).
On the ready-to-wear calendar are: Bougessa (UAE), Aboud Jammal (Lebanon), Lili Blanc (UAE), Pearla Collection (UAE), Mada’En (Jordan), Urgences (Lebanon), Ilyes Ouali (Algeria / England ), American Rag (UAE), ALL’s (Belarus), Gosia Baczynska (Poland), Sara Al Twaim (Saudi Arabia), Born in Exile (Libya), Poca & Poca (Poland), Nouvelle Silk (USA), Death by Dolls (Saudi Arabia), SemSem (USA), Amato (UAE), Francesca Liberatore (Italy, member of Milan Fashion Week) and Weinsanto (France, presented in collaboration with the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode le corps qui coordinated Paris Fashion Week).
Mohammed Aqra, Chief Strategy Officer, AFC, added, “AFW has evolved over the years to establish a remarkable position in the international fashion calendar. Our mission remains to reinforce our commitment to empowering and supporting designers operating in the Middle East and North Africa to take an innovative approach in their growth journey. With d3, we continue to champion Dubai’s role as the fashion capital of the region.