Dubai Fashion Week (DFW) Fall/Winter 2011 (FW11) season will run from 19th until 23rd April 2011 in Zabeel Hall, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The new venue will boast a 90-foot international standard runway, an enlarged media-pit, schooled media centre & media lounge, a VIP hospitality lounge, Buyer Lounge, designers and sponsors installations and on-site sponsor activities. Seating capacity for VIPs, buyers, sponsors, media and visitors set to increase.
Returning to the show this year is Hassan Sheheryar Yasin(HSY) who has always been a DFW highlight with his elegant and glamourous fusion of modern and traditional designs; Shrekahnth whose fashion career has been steering upwards since his critical acclaim for the collection inspired by Ibn Battuta at DFW 2010; and Rabia Z, whose collection is inspired and targeted towards the modern muslim women and defines her world of fashion as a world where modesty is style among many other stand alone collections. Dubai Fashion Week Spring Summer 2011 was one of the great fashion weeks held around the world.
Commenting on the upcoming fashion season, Manoj Bhojwani, Capital Marketing and Dubai Fashion Week’s Chairman said, “We are committed to Dubai Fashion Week as one of the most important components of fashion design industry, providing a one of its kind regional avenue to give designers the opportunity to showcase their seasonal collections twice every year to all industry stakeholders. This year we have 49 designers participating for DFW FW2011, which include 20 Arab designers, of which 8 are UAE nationals.”
Also showcasing will be this season’s Emerging Talent winners: Anna Gurgacz, Polish, (E.G.O. gurgaczio), Azadeh Zandi, Syrian, (Voguish), Kay Li, Chinese, (Fight to Survive), Sara Al Refai, Syrian (Gypsy Girl), Sarah Mrad, Lebanese, (Sarah Mrad), and Sophie Wanney, German (Fiokafini).
The Grand Finale will showcase Rajesh Pratap Singh’s collection, the international face of contemporary Indian fashion Industry whose creativity and ingenuity has consistently impressed the fashion audience.
“Our experience from last season has highlighted the passion that designers, buyers and the trade have for DFW, and our responsibility is to take on board all feedback and continue improving each season. By working together with partners to develop the DFW brand, and by providing first class facilities for the event, we will ensure DFW continues to be the most sought after avenue for regional fashion design industry for all stakeholders including designers, media, buyers, industry professionals & sponsors, said Rohit Sabikhi, Event Director, Dubai Fashion Week”.
This season also sees DFW partnering with Dubai Cares as an exclusive ‘charity partner’ considering its commitment to CSR among many new event sponsors and media partners.