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HISTORY & TRADITIONS - DESIGN & FASHION COUNCIL IN DUBAI

Dubai Design Week to boost UAE’s design industry

Posted on 29/09/2015

Dubai Design Week looks set to change the face of the design industry in the region, when the inaugural event begins next month.Operating in much the same way as Dubai Art Week, which takes place in March, the idea behind the event is to group a range of design-related events and exhibitions under a single banner at a centralised venue – in this case it is the newly inaugurated Dubai Design District (d3).At the heart of the event will be Downtown Design, a bespoke trade fair where professionals ...  >>MORE

Design District is a happening place in the making

Posted on 10/09/2015

The first of the plots for residential at the swanky Dubai Design District (d3) should be out on sale early next year. Third-party developers are eligible to participate in creating G+8 to G+12 structures, while the master-developer is looking at options to build some of the plots on its own. The plots assigned for residential take up the inner side of the master-development, which has a footprint of 14 million square feet and an eventual built-up of 21 million square feet. Already, d3 has ...  >>MORE

d3 to showcase UAE’s emerging creative talent at International Symposium of Electronic Art

Posted on 14/08/2015

Dubai Design District, d3, will gather some of the UAE's most talented design students on an educational trip to Vancouver, Canada, to take part in this year's International Symposium of Electronic Art, ISEA. d3 is sponsoring four Emirati students from Zayed University to participate in the event, in line with its ambition to showcase local creative talent on an international scale and provide educational opportunities to further develop their creative skills. The four female design seniors, ...  >>MORE

Dubai to be Guest City at Beijing Design Week

Posted on 01/08/2015

Dubai will participate in Beijing Design Week (BJDW) as the ‘Guest City' for the upcoming 2015 edition - to be held from September 23 until October 7 in the Chinese capital. The Dubai Design Week and Beijing Design Week Organising Committee announced that this was as part of a reciprocal agreement to foster further cultural exchange. And BJDW will be welcomed as the ‘guest international design week' at the inaugural Dubai Design Week in October this year. This is the first time a city from ...  >>MORE

Award spotlights on UAE fashion designers

Posted on 19/07/2015

On July 22, Dubai will host the India, Pakistan and Middle East edition of the International Woolmark Prize, which UAE-based fashion designers say represents Dubai's arrival on the world stage of design. Launched in 1953, the Woolmark Prize is designed to recognise the work of outstanding designers around the globe. Past winners have included some of the biggest names in the fashion industry, including French designer Yves Saint Laurent and German Chanel-designer Karl Lagerfeld. The upcoming ...  >>MORE

Mona al Marri: Creative thinking and supportive environment made Dubai hub for innovation

Posted on 12/06/2015

Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Chairperson of Dubai Women Establishment, has affirmed that Dubai Strategy supports innovation, and consequently Dubai becomes magnet for talents in various sectors and specialisations. She said the visionary implementation of Dubai Strategy anticipates the future by formulating a legislative system, infrastructure and facilities that create adequate incubator for creativity and unleash positive energy and innovation. Al Marri said that those components made Dubai a ...  >>MORE

Dubai Design and Fashion Council announces Dubai Design Week at Urban Majlis

Posted on 11/06/2015

The second edition of the Dubai Design and Fashion Council, DDFC's Urban Majlis yesterday welcomed the region's design and fashion industry experts to announce their upcoming collaboration with the inaugural edition of Dubai Design Week. Set to take place from October 26th – 31st under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Dubai Design Week will be an annual citywide event which will place Dubai on the map as ...  >>MORE

Style.com/Arabia, Dubai Design and Fashion Council launch annual fashion prize

Posted on 20/04/2015

Style.com/Arabia, the Middle East's first Conde Nast fashion and beauty publication, and the Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) on Sunday announced the formation of the Style.com/Arabia – DDFC Fashion Prize, an annual endowment for the Arab world's most promising fashion talents. The Dubai Design and Fashion Council was established last year to raise the profile of the emirate as a global destination for design, and to create opportunities for emerging regional design and fashion talents. ...  >>MORE

Dubai boosts its position as global hub for fashion

Posted on 17/04/2015

Twenty-five fashion designers from the UAE, Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt and Kuwait took part in the 5th edition of Fashion Forward, which concluded recently at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, discussing the present and future of the fashion industry in the Middle East. The event concourse included an assortment of accessory designers as well as the Fashion Gallery and Fashion Cafe, according to the Dubai Government Media office. On the final day of the event, Fashion Forward and Dubai Design District, ...  >>MORE

Dubai Design and Fashion Council congratulates Dubai-based fashion company for their nomination in WGSN Global Fashion Awards

Posted on 12/03/2015

The WGSN Global Fashion Awards, the world's leading trend and style forecaster, will be held in May, and Dubai-based fashion and lifestyle company, S*auce, has been nominated in one of the prestigious categories, according to Dubai Design and Fashion Council. The awards celebrate and reward what's new and what's next in fashion from breakthrough design talent to innovation in design, buying, retail and e-tail. Judged by a panel of international experts and attracting entries from more than 50 ...  >>MORE

Diamonds worth Dh367m on display in Dubai

Posted on 30/01/2015

Diamond jewellery worth US$100 million (Dh367 million) was on display during the Diamond Fashion Show as part of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) on Tuesday. The show was held at the Armani pavilion at the Burj Khalifa. Organised as part of the 20th edition of DSF in partnership with Dhamani Jewels, it was dubbed as "the most expensive fashion show in the world”. From more than 10 pieces of diamonds weighing 50 carat or above, to four pieces of rare 100-carat diamonds, the show assembled a ...  >>MORE

Dubai to host inaugural Fashion Week Middle East in October

Posted on 02/09/2014

October is shaping up to be a busy month for Dubai's fashion pack. Not only will Fashion Forward take place during the Eid break, but now there's a new event competing for the same crowd at the same time. Dubbed Fashion Week Middle East, an estimated 50 designers will debut their spring/summer 2015 collections at the Dubai International Financial Centre from October 1 to 4. The event is scheduled to run twice a year – in October and March – and organisers are planning to take the Dubai-based ...  >>MORE

Chanel wows Dubai with Cruise collection


Posted on 16/05/2014

Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld offered up an Arabian-infused Cruise Collection 2014/2015 in Dubai on Tuesday. Held on a private island in Dubai, the show attracted the likes of Hollywood stars Tilda Swinton, Dakota Fanning and Freida Pinto It was on a small island off the coast of Dubai, in a setting inspired by the Arabian Nights, that Karl Lagerfeld chose to present on Tuesday night the Chanel Cruise Collection 2014-2015. It was a collection of oriental inspiration, with models wearing heavy ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid receives CEO of Chanel

Posted on 14/05/2014

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum received yesterday at the Palace Hotel Jumeirah Maureen Chiquet, CEO of French fashion house Chanel, who was accompanied by Bruno Pavlovsky, President of fashion. H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, attended the meeting. Welcoming Channel's top delegation, Sheikh Mohammed emphasised that Dubai is always opening its door to all innovators ...  >>MORE

Top designers gather in Dubai to see the latest season’s styles

Posted on 13/04/2014

Fashion events in Dubai are part of the emirate's plans to diversify and make Dubai a regional fashion hub. Fashion Forward, a bi-annual event that brings designers from across the region for catwalk shows and workshops is expected to be its biggest so far this year with designers from countries from Morocco to Saudi Arabia. Dubai hosts several regional fashion events such as Harper's Bazaar World of Fashion and Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience so is increasingly attracting those passionate ...  >>MORE

Dubai Design District to bring top designers, brands and studios

Posted on 16/02/2014

D3 to house design studios, boutique hotels, high-end apartments and, of course, a promenade for shopping. Dubai and luxury are nearly synonymous. The city is home to the world's tallest tower, massive man-made islands in the shape of palm trees and a fleet of police cars that includes a Ferrari, a Lamborghini and a US$2.5-million Bugatti Veyron. Now, to boost its glamour factor and economy, the city has its eyes set on the multi-billion-dollar-a-year global fashion industry, which is ...  >>MORE

Dubai world's next fashion capital: Billions of dollars in planned investments

Posted on 15/02/2014

Dubai and luxury are nearly synonymous. The city is home to the world's tallest tower, massive man-made islands in the shape of palm trees and a fleet of police cars that includes a Ferrari, a Lamborghini and a $2.5 million Bugatti Veyron. Now, to boost its glamour factor and economy, the city has its eyes set on the multi-billion-dollar-a-year global fashion industry, which is currently dominated by the US, Europe and Japan. But in the Middle East, Dubai is the powerhouse, raking in almost ...  >>MORE

Dubai Design District on track

Posted on 12/01/2014

Construction of phase two of Dubai Design District (d3) is expected to start in 2015, according to Amina Al Rustamani, group CEO of Tecom Investments, the developer behind the new fashion hub. Design and planning of the second phase has already started, Al Rustamani said. She did not comment on when the phase is likely to be completed, except to say that "more details on this will be shared in due course.” The Dubai Design District, announced last year by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin ...  >>MORE

Dubai's fashion industry is on the verge of going global

Posted on 13/08/2013

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has signed a decree bringing together public and private sectors to foster the growth, innovation and sustainability of the emirate's design and fashion industries. The news follows plans announced in June for Dubai to become a global fashion hub by 2020. The numbers speak for themselves, with the retail sector forecast to grow to Dh151 billion by 2015 and visitor numbers expected to swell to 20 million in the ...  >>MORE

Dubai has designs on joining London, Paris and New York

Posted on 06/08/2013

Dubai's planned design and fashion council will help to put the emirate on an equal footing with the retail capitals of Paris, London and New York, one of its members said yesterday. The initiative, announced in a decree by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, follows the establishment of the Dubai Design District. Construction has already begun on the district, which is to be located next to Business Bay, and will focus on design, interiors, fashion and ...  >>MORE

Council for design and fashion in Dubai

Posted on 05/08/2013

His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued a decree to set up the Dubai Council for Design and Fashion. The move comes as part of a series of initiatives to support the talent and promote creativity across the emirate of Dubai. The decree reflects the strategic importance the Emirate is placing on the design and fashion sector as it seeks to further diversify the economy and increase the talent pool. The ...  >>MORE

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