One of the biggest fashion events in Dubai is Arab Fashion Week which is dedicated to designers from all over the world. The event is semiannual and happens twice a year, usually in October and March. During Spring/Summer’17 runway, I saw designers from different countries such as Italy, USA, Saudi Arabia, France, Sweden and others. All shows were hosted at The Meydan Hotel, the top popular place for horse racing and big concerts. However, each season, the location of AFW is always different. I recorded a little video about the event, so you can see the ambience and shows which I attended this time.
The first day was mainly men’s collection and other days were women fashion shows. Each runway was very standard for 10-15 minutes with a break between different designers. Outside were mini clothing and accessory shops so during half an hour break, I went around and talk to some of the designers. Also, at the end of each day there was an afterparty and on the last day was a big red carpet event. I went for one afterparty at VII restaurant which was absolutely awesome, the other ones, unfortunately, I had no time to attend.
If you would like to participate or just attend next AFW, check it out the official website for more details. Personally, I registered as a blogger but it is possible to come and see fashion shows even if you are not related to the industry. So if you have a passion for fashion, you should totally attend the next one. Last but not least, I feel like each season Arab Fashion Week getting better and better, bigger designers participating in it and the whole organization moving to a larger scale.