Dubai is set to host the first-ever Middle East Fashion Week, organised by the Middle East Fashion Council. The turnaround for the event is set to happen at breakneck speed, with the event planned to go ahead in just four weeks time.
According to Arab News the seven day event is set to run from May 14-19 at Atlantis The Palm Dubai. The CEO of Middle East Fashion Council Simon J Lo Gatto has said that the event will offer a platform for not only Middle East designers but also aims to attract creatives from the Indian subcontinent and Europe.
Currently there are plans for 25 fashion shows to take place at the event, from days 2-6, with designers from the Middle East, Russia, Europe and India taking part. There will also be a Sustainable Fashion Forum that will run adjacent to the shows on days 3-5.
According to organisers, the event is anticipated to see 2,500 guests travel to Palm Jumeirah in Dubai for the seven-day fashion extravaganza. On May 14 there will be an invite-only launch party, with what the organisation describes as ‘one of Dubai’s hottest DJs” along with other live entertainment and the opportunity to network before the main shows. Meanwhile, on the final day of the fashion week, there will be an awards ceremony, celebrating the achievements of the creatives in the Middle East and further afield.
According to organisers, the regional fashion week is set to be a biannual event, and will be hosted at different key locations across the Middle East each year. Currently, there are events planned for Petra, Jordan in 2022, Giza, Egypt in 2023 and Baalbek, Lebanon in 2024.
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