The Women Arab Fashion Week is getting ready for its next edition running on 24-28 March 2022, in Dubai, at the Dubai Design District (D3).
The event will showcase f/w 2022/23 womenswear collections, in partnership with the Arab Fashion Council, and will host 28 shows set to run from 24-28 March 2022 from 6pm to 10 pm.
The Arab Fashion Week-Women's Fall-Winter 2022/23 will see the official calendar divided into three programs: the Couture Calendar from 24-25 March; the Ready-to-Wear Calendar from 26-28 March; and the Events Calendar, which highlights Fashion Week retail and entertainment opportunities, from 24-28 March.
On the Ready-to-Wear Calendar will be Bouguessa (UAE), Aboud Jammal (Lebanon), Lili Blanc (UAE), Pearla Collection (UAE), Mada'En (Jordan), Emergency Room (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).
While fashion industry experts will gather in D3 to watch the shows in person, fashion enthusiasts will also be able to watch the shows on-line as they will be livestreamed via various mediums, on-line by Meta (formerly known as Facebook), and offline on digital screens across D3.
"We are delighted to kick off the f/w 2022/23 of Women's Arab Fashion Week. Our region’s fashion industry is entering a new stage of impact on the global stage, and we are excited to support and nurture it further and help take it to even greater audiences. At D3, we always strive to enable our diverse creative community and encourage collaboration, innovation and rethinking the regular, cementing Dubai as a global creative and fashion capital,” commented Khadija Al Bastaki, executive director, D3.
"I feel proud. This is a huge step to acknowledge every woman, which is just the first milestone towards a new era for the fashion and retail industries to update the standards boldly and make them more inclusive for every woman. With my new title, I thrive on being a role model for self-confidence," says Ameni Esseibi, the Arab Fashion Council's Curvy Ambassador.
Mohammed Aqra, chief strategy officer of the Arab Fashion Council of Arab Fashion Council, added: "The naming of Ameni Esseibi as Curvy Ambassador is a clear message how our region is the first to embrace tolerance and lead reforms in the creative industry. The Curvy Ambassador's role is not only a runway model, but it strategically encourages designers to take a step closer to include diverse profiles of the consumers. We are heading to make the industry more sustainable in all forms and more accessible by people of all sizes, races, and genders."