International Fashion Week Dubai Season S/S was a high-end fashion event organized by The Opulence Events LLC, the event was held from 5th to 7th April 2018 at Sofitel the Palm Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Once again IFWD was a splendid very successful fashion week while keeping its concept alive by bringing fashion designers from various countries to UAE. The designers were provided an opportunity to showcase their latest collection of haute couture, bridals, party wear and ready to wear etc . This lineup of designers was again amazing; the world’s top designer Farida Temraza from Egypt who is dressing Hollywood celebrities closed the show.
Founder & Managing Director – Ms. Cheryle Dias – said that she is always trying her best and inclined towards promoting and upgrading the fashion industry and to bring about Fashion, Technology, and Business together under one platform, and to give an opportunity to innovative and talented emerging designers to start their careers from our platform and at the same time to also acknowledge their work and encourage the best of talents by rewarding them, the event presently holds a PR value of AED 1.5 Billion.
This season featured the second edition of the International Fashion Awards @ International Fashion Week Dubai S6, and awards were given away for various categories such as Sustainable Fashion Award- Kris Barber, Fashion Platform Award- Future Fashion -Ms. Ayesha Siddequa, Best Fashion Media- Wassim Mandil- MMM International, Best Model of the year – Nina, Best Fashion Innovation Award- Salima El Boussouni, Best Emerging Fashion Designer- Abdallah Kashman.
Emerging Designers Competition, 1st Prize- Sirin Al Baghada, 2nd Prize- Mona.
The Fashion week was also a spotlight on the runway models which included Miss Kosovo, Miss USSR Miss Poland, Miss Italia and Miss Morocco.
The participant designers on day 1 were as follows:
Opening show– Viabesco by Ali Assad from Syria showcased party wear looks on the ramp.
Second Show– Caftan Skalli by Salima Al Boussouni from Morocco showcased her elegant caftans.
Third show– The Glamour Hunter by Olga Farafonava from Spain showcased party wear looks on the ramp. Glamour Hunter Luxury Couture is the definition of high fashion that masters the art of creating luxury dresses.
Fourth show– BUDDAH by Abdallah Khashman emerging designers from Jordan showcased his elegant ready to wear collections.
Fifth and Final Show– NG Kelly from Canada closed the show on the First day with her stunning collections of evening wear and bridal.
The participant designers on day 2 were as follows:
Opening show– Larysa Rabinska, from Poland showcased her stunning ready to wear collection.
Second show– Decy Ramona owner of TYRAMONA Cemerlang Inspired by South Sulawesi Tradition unveiled her latest collection entitled “Pa’Lumu Toraja”.
Third Show– American University of the Emirates- 4 young talented student designers showcased their collections on the ramp.
Fourth Show– Tatev Couture from Armenia showcased their luxury evening wear collections.
Closing show– Farida Temraz one of the world’s top designers from Egypt closed the show with her unique high end collections Temraza is recognized by their unique and elegant designs that perfectly sculpt and enhance a woman’s silhouette using glamorous details. Drawing inspiration from a plethora of cultures, Creative Director and brand founder Farida Temraz designs luxury collections fabricated with the finest materials and embroideries.
The event also featured hands on work shop on Sustainable Fashion conducted by Kris Barber & Ayesha Siddequa.
Some of the refined products were exhibited during the fashion week, at the popup shops which included 3D video and Photography by Marek from Poland, High end leather pure leather products from Gilly International, Belgium and High end Couture Fashion by Naz Couture from Baku and other fashion brands.
Some of the sponsors of the fashion week were Danube group, Sensation club, Aqua Water, Gourmet Chocolate Giovanni, Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Zero makeup, AlFAPARF Milano, Solo Tree, Brilliant Smile, and American University of the Emirates. Our media partners were Dubai Fashion TV, B4u Plus, B4u Aflam, Elle Arabia, Khaleej Times, Excellence Magazine Italy, MMM International, Dubai World Fashion Magazine and others.
The show had a super success, attended by 5000, and catered to an exclusive audience which included royal family, Ambassadors, Buyers, Retailers, Trade houses, entrepreneurs, Fashion Designers, Fashion design Students, fashionista’s and High-end society, with an unparalleled press and media coverage. Over 50 Medias local and international covered the event.
The Launch of International Fashion week Paris is scheduled in Paris from 29th to 30th September 2018 and Season 7 of International Fashion Week Dubai is scheduled in Dubai from 18th to 20th October 2018. Some of the top international and local designers will be participating along with local and upcoming talented designers. The event will also feature the international fashion awards and the emerging designer’s competition.
Since its conception in 2015 IFWD has brought designers from more than 50 Countries to Dubai, hence IFWD is actively involved to broaden the horizon of Dubai in the International Fashion Market.
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