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Ready couture store 1422 to open in Dubai’s City Walk

1422 – a ready couture store licensed by the Arab Fashion Council (AFC) – is getting ready to open at City Walk, a Meraas development in Dubai on April 24, alongside the 8th edition of the Arab Fashion Week. So, what does 1422 stand for? “1422 stands for the AFC’s slogan, 1 Council for 22 Arab Countries,” explains Jacob Abrian, founder & CEO, AFC. “1422 is a Dubai grown initiative as a pride for the…

‘Ready couture’ store 1422 to launch in Dubai in April

The 1422 store by the Arab Fashion Council will boast a runway from which customers can shop directly As seen on Arabian Business, click here to read the article. The Arab Fashion Council (AFC) is launching the world’s first ‘ready couture’ store in City Walk Dubai this April in collaboration with Umdasch, an Austria-based multinational retail interiors firm. Called “1422”, which represents one council for 22 Arab countries, it will revolve around luxury living, custom-made…

The World’s First ‘Ready Couture’ Store Is Coming And It’s In Dubai

As seen on Harpers Bazaar Arabia. Click here to read the article. The Dhs40 million project is coming to City Walk 1422 is set to be Dubai’s newest luxury shopping destination, launching later this month. The Arab Fashion Council is embarking upon the exciting project in partnership with Meraas and Austrian umdasch The Store Makers, aiming for the new outlet to be more than a shop: rather, a unique shopping and lifestyle experience, giving a platform to Arab…

Arab Fashion Week features World’s first floating fashion experience

  Following the highly successful first edition of Arab Fashion Week (AFW) in Riyadh earlier this season, the Arab Fashion Council (AFC) continues to revolutionize the regional fashion industry with the sixth edition of Arab Fashion Week held in Dubai. The bi-annual event, that took place on 9-12th May on board of the historical Queen Elizabeth 2 ship, attracted more than 15,000 visitors and featured a total of 21 fashion shows. As one of the first and only platforms in the…

Arab Fashion Week Sixth Edition

  Following the highly successful first edition of Arab Fashion Week (AFW) in Riyadh earlier this season, the Arab Fashion Council (AFC) continues to revolutionize the regional fashion industry with the sixth edition of Arab Fashion Week held in Dubai. The bi-annual event, that took place on 9-12th May on board of the historical Queen Elizabeth 2 ship, attracted more than 15,000 visitors and featured a total of 21 fashion shows. As one of the first and only platforms in the…

Arab Fashion Week heralds a new age for the region

  As Arab Fashion Week rolls out the red carpet on May 9, the event marks a historical crossroads for the region’s burgeoning design landscape. At one end, Saudi Arabia has declared it’s open for business after hosting the Riyadh edition of AFW last month; at the other end, the growing demand for Arab fashion has seen established brands such as Lanvin, Versace, Marc Jacobs and Gucci court the region’s clientele with their own stylish…

Arab Fashion Week in Dubai sets sail aboard Queen Elizabeth II

  DUBAI: The world’s first floating fashion week got off to a stylish, if not very delayed, start on Wednesday night as industry insiders gathered aboard the newly inaugurated naval hotel, the Queen Elizabeth II, which is docked in Dubai. The Arab Fashion Council’s sixth edition of Arab Fashion Week in Dubai is set to showcase runway shows by 18 international designers including homegrown brand Amato Couture, which kicked off the event with a catwalk…

Arab Fashion Week costs $5m to produce, says CEO Jacob Abrian

  The cost of bi-annual event Arab Fashion Week stands at around $5 million, according to the CEO of Arab Fashion Council, the company behind the event. Speaking to Arabian Business, Jacob Abrian said the non-profit organization uses various partnerships to lower the cost, which averages $15m for other fashion shows. “What is costing us $5m now would cost other companies $15m. Arab Fashion Week costs millions to be produced and designers are getting the…

Fashion Industry Rises as Brightest Star in the Middle East

  Ironically the growing fashion industry in the Middle East is poised to drive women through the proverbial glass ceiling. According to After White, key in the effort toward re-empowering the female population is the Arab Fashion Council. The ambitious goals of this non-profit organization include positioning the region as an important leader in the international fashion scene by the year 2030. It is anticipated that 20 million jobs for women will be secured as a result of…

Saudi Arabia hosts its first Arab Fashion Week

  Jean Paul Gaultier and Roberto Cavalli are in Saudi Arabia – headlining the kingdom’s first ever Arab Fashion Week, an event that opened on Tuesday. Two weeks later than initially planned, the Saudi Arabian edition of Arab Fashion Week joins designers from Europe and the Arab world over the course of four days – including the kingdom’s own Arwa Banawi, whose The Suitable Woman line is adored by fashionistas across the region, and Mashael…

In a first: Saudi Arabia hosts Arab Fashion Week

RIYADH: Jean Paul Gaultier and Roberto Cavalli are in Saudi Arabia — headlining the kingdom’s first ever Arab Fashion Week, an event that opened Tuesday to equal parts excitement and controversy. Two weeks later than initially planned, the Saudi Arabian edition of Arab Fashion Week joins designers from Europe and the Arab world over the course of four days — including the kingdom’s own Arwa Banawi, whose The Suitable Woman line is adored by fashionistas across…

These Designers Are Changing the Look (and Future) of Fashion in Saudi Arabia

Two weeks ago, Saudi Arabia hosted its first-ever Fashion Week in Riyadh. In many ways, the shows were just like the ones we attend in New York and Europe: The Arab Fashion Council built a giant tent for the venue; models walked the runway in demi-couture and stilettos; and guests wore their latest Spring 2018 finery. The glaring differences? There was no social media, no Champagne being passed (Saudi Arabia is a dry country), and…

Inside Saudi Arabia’s First Fashion Week

Saudi Arabia hosted its first ever fashion shows last week. Held in the glittering environs of Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton hotel, and showcasing international names like Jean Paul Gaultier and Roberto Cavalli alongside local designers, Arab Fashion Week was a powerful metaphor for a country that is in the process of deep transformation. Change, of course, isn’t necessarily easy. And, for a moment, the boundaries between being fashionably late and just not turning up at all were…

En Arabie saoudite, l’ouverture passe aussi par la mode

REPORTAGE – Le 12 avril, l’Arabie saoudite a accueilli sa première Fashion Week. Un événement qui révèle la complexité d’un pays où les droits des femmes progressent à petits pas. Une abaya généreusement ouverte sur une minirobe à strass et un hijab au fond du sac. Ici, aux premiers rangs de la Fashion Week de Riyad, sous les longues robes sombres imposées aux femmes par des décennies de régime ultra-conservateur, des silhouettes se découvrent dans…

Saudi Arabia to host first Arab Fashion Week

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia is set to host in March its first ever Arab Fashion Week, the Arab Fashion Council announced Monday, overturning decades of draconian policies on arts and entertainment. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the powerful heir to the Saudi throne, has been leading a drive to reform the country’s dependence on oil, including expanding the private sector and empowering women. The Dubai based Arab Fashion Council said on its website that fashion week would…

Arabia Saudí se abre a la moda con su primera Fashion Week

  El príncipe heredero Mohámed bin Salmán da un paso más hacia la apertura del país… Arabia Saudí continúa con su proceso de apertura a occidente en manos del príncipe heredero Mohámed Bin Salmán. ¿El último paso? La celebración de la primera semana de la moda. Así lo acaba de anunciar, a través de un comunicado oficial, el Arabian Fashion Conuncil. Del 26 al 31 de marzo, Riad será testigo de la primera edición de la Arabian Fashion…

Saudi Arabia announces its first Arab Fashion Week as the kingdom continues to move away from its dependence on oil

Saudi Arabia’s first ever Arab Fashion Week will take place in Riyadh in March The Dubai-based Arab Fashion Council made the announcement on Monday  The second edition of Arab Fashion Week is already scheduled for October  Saudi Arabia is set to host in March its first ever Arab Fashion Week, overturning decades of draconian policies on arts and entertainment. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the powerful heir to the Saudi throne, has been leading a drive…

أول أسبوع للموضة في السعودية ينطلق الشهر المقبل

على هامش أسبوع لندن للموضة، تمّ الإعلان اليوم، الاثنين، عن إقامة أول #أسبوع_للموضة في #السعودية سيمتد بين 26 و31 من شهر آذار/مارس المقبل. وتأتي هذه الخطوة وليدة تعاون بين مجلس الأزياء العربي Arab Fashion Council ومجلس الأزياء البريطاني British Fashion Council، على أن يتمّ خلال هذا الأسبوع التركيز على تقديم الأزياء الراقية الجاهزة المعروفة بال Ready Couture. وكان #مجلس_الأزياء_العربي افتتح مركزاً له في الرياض أواخر العام المنصرم. ويعتبر حالياً أوسع مجلس للأزياء في العالم كونه يضم 22 دولة عربية وترأسه فخرياً #الأميرة_نورة بنت…

BFC announces strategic partnership with the Arab Fashion Council

  The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced the launch of a new strategic partnership with the Arab Fashion Council (AFC), aiming to strengthen ties with the region as it pushes its fashion industry to grow. The new initiative was announced as the Arab Fashion Council launches the first ever official Saudi Fashion Week, which seeks to tap into the growing demand for high-end designs in the region and encourage local talent. Caroline Rush, chief…

Saudi Arabia to host first ever Arab Fashion Week

  Arab Fashion Week will take place at Riyadh’s eco-friendly Ritz Carlton. Saudi Arabia is set to host in March its first ever Arab Fashion Week, the Arab Fashion Council announced on Monday. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been leading a drive to reform the country’s dependence on oil, including expanding the private sector and empowering women. The Dubai-based Arab Fashion Council said on its website that fashion week would be held in Riyadh…

Saudi Arabia to host its first ever Arab Fashion Week

  Top global designers, models and industry trendsetters will sashay into Riyadh next month The eyes of the fashion world will be on Saudi Arabia next month as the kingdom hosts its first ever Arab Fashion Week. Top global designers, models and industry trendsetters will sashay into Riyadh on March 26 to 31 for a week of haute couture organised by the Arab Fashion Council, the organisation’s honorary president announced in the UK capital on…

Arab Fashion Council Plots Arab Fashion Week Riyadh, Partners With British Fashion Council

  LONDON — The Arab Fashion Council is starting to lay the foundations for the development of a sustainable infrastructure across the Arab world, with a strategic partnership with the British Fashion Council and the debut of the first Arab Fashion Week in Riyadh. The nonprofit organization, which represents 22 countries across the Arab world and has recently set up a regional office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is aiming to use the event as a platform to support local…

Riyadh to host Saudi Arabia’s first Arab Fashion Week

  LONDON: Saudi Arabia is set to host its first Arab Fashion Week next month as part of a push to support aspiring Saudi designers and drive growth in the sector. Princess Noura bint Faisal, honorary president of the Arab Fashion Council (AFC), announced the news to a small group of industry insiders and journalists in London on Monday morning. Reading a letter from the General Entertainment Authority in Saudi Arabia, she said: “Saudi Arabia’s…

مجلس الأزياء العربي يعيّن الأميرة نورة بنت فيصل آل سعود رئيسًا شرفيًا

  بيروت- سيدتي | الخميس 21-12-2017 أعلن مجلس الأزياء العربي، وهو أكبر مجلس غير ربحي في العالم يختص بشؤون الأزياء والموضة ويمثل 22 دولة عربية عضوا في جامعة الدول العربية، عن افتتاح مكتبه الإقليمي في مدينة الرياض وتعيين صاحبة السمو الأميرة نورة بنت فيصل آل سعود كرئيس شرفي للمجلس، وتعيين السيدة ليلى عيسى أبو زيد كمدير للمجلس في المملكة العربية السعودية. وتمثل هذه النقلة الإستراتيجية علامة فارقة في تاريخ المملكة. إنها بداية إستراتيجية طويلة المدى تسير جنبًا…

Saudi Arabia Takes Lead Role at Arab Fashion Council

Princess Noura Bint Faisal Al Saud and Layla Issa Abuzaid will lead the council’s activities. By Natalie Theodosi on December 18, 2017 LONDON — The Arab Fashion Council is opening a new regional office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in a bid to develop a sustainable fashion infrastructure in the country, WWD has learned. An announcement is expected today. The nonprofit organization, which represents 22 Arab countries, is spearheading a long-term strategy that aims to fuel the growth of the…

UAE National Day: 15 Emirati faces you should know

As the country celebrates it’s 46th year, Gulf News tabloid! highlights Emiratis who are shaping the contemporary identity of the nation 18:03 November 29, 2017 PATH BREAKERS These thought leaders are changing perceptions of the Middle East Rafeaa Al Hajsi From plus size supermodels to modest breakout stars, it has been a great year for diversity on the world’s catwalks. Setting the runways ablaze here in the UAE is Al Hajsi. From walking for Lebanese…

Arab Fashion Week is playing a considerable role in reshaping perceptions of 21st-century

Arab Fashion Week is playing a considerable role in reshaping perceptions of 21st-century The biannual fashion weeks hosted in New York, London, Milan, and Paris have dominated the industry calendar for decades. In recent years, however, a clutch of new contenders have emerged, including Dubai, where Arab Fashion Week begins tomorrow. The five-day event is a predictably glitzy affair, showcasing talent from the 22 countries that make up the Arab League. Plenty of emerging Western designers…

DUBAI’S NEW POWER COUPLE! VOD DUBAI INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY SHOW JOINS FORCES WITH ARAB FASHION WEEK

Best of fashion and Jewellery unite as the region’s biggest Jewellery extravaganza partners Dubai’s first unique platform for pre-collections and Ready-Couture  Dubai, UAE – 25 October 2017: Salt and pepper, peaches and cream – some things just work better together. In the latest power pairing, VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show has signed a landmark partnership with the Arab Fashion Council, organizer of Arab Fashion Week, to bring the most impressive curation of luxury gem, diamond, precious…

Arab Fashion Council and Meraas sign a Strategic Partnership Agreement

The fifth edition of Arab Fashion Week to be held at City Walk in Dubai The Arab Fashion Council (AFC), the world’s largest not-for-profit fashion organization with a vision to establish a fashion ecosystem in the Arab world, has officially entered into a long-term partnership with Meraas, a leading Dubai-based holding company, in order to continue promoting Dubai as a global style destination. Under the new partnership, the Arab Fashion Council will once again host…

Arab Fashion Week being dubbed as one of the five most important fashion weeks in the world

 Arab Fashion Week being dubbed as one of the  five most important fashion weeks in the world The fashion industry in the UAE is unprecedented in its evolving landscape, which adapts to the latest trends and designs that cater for both native and international clientele. The retail market in the UAE attracts many foreign investments from leading brands such as Dolce and Gabbana and high profile fashion leaders such as Vogue Arabia. Dolce & Gabanna recently released…

Glamour Italia: La rivoluzione fashion arriva da Dubai

The fashion revolution comes from Dubai 31 degrees centigrade. Perceived hundred thousand. Landing in Dubai, in addition to the ‘ Arab Fashion Wee k , it takes your breath away. Not just for the record-breaking temperatures, but it is a little ‘how to glide in a Disneyland in the desert made of wealth, ghostly hotel, red carpet dresses of the Arabian Nights and kohl like there’s no tomorrow. Do you understand now why in just…

أنطونيو ماراس يجلب سكارليت أوهارا الأمريكية إلى الصحراء العربية

أنطونيو ماراس يجلب سكارليت أوهارا الأمريكية إلى الصحراء العربية تم عرض مجموعة أنطونيو ماراس الجديدة ةالتي جاءت تحت عنوان ’ريزورت2018‘ انطلاقاً من منطقة الشرق الأوسط. مجموعة رائعة تضمّنت تصاميم استواحاها مصمم الأزياء الإيطالي من شخصية سكارليت أوهارا، بطلة فيلم ’ذهب مع الريح‘، تلك الشخصية الخيالية التي ترسم ملامحها أعلى مفردات الجمال والذكاء والغرور والعناد والطباع المتقلبة في العالم. وبهذه المناسبة، قال ماراس: “قادني تفكيري لتصوّر مشهد حالم يمزج بين الحدائق النضرة في مزرعة تويلف أوكس، والأجواء الحارة…

《华丽志》独家特写:一位90后创立的阿拉伯时装周,过去两年间都经历了哪些变化?

《华丽志》独家特写:一位90后创立的阿拉伯时装周,过去两年间都经历了哪些变化? 2017-06-08 23:06 中国最有影响力的时尚商业媒体第四届阿拉伯时装周刚刚在迪拜闭幕,这个创办于2015年、至今对于全球时尚界来说还比较陌生的新兴时装周竟出自 Jacob Abrian ,一位年仅25岁的青年之手,在这位90后企业家的带领下,2017年的阿拉伯时装周来到了一个重要的节点。从创立至今的两年间,这个初出茅庐的时装周有着怎样特殊的经历?且听《华丽志》细细道来。 阿拉伯时装周创始人 Jacob Abrian   Arab Fashion Week 2017 2017-06-08 Read the original article on Sohu Magazine from China by clicking here.

Harper’s Bazaar Arabia – Arab Fashion Week: The Best Runway Looks

 Arab Fashion Week: The Best Runway Looks This season, rich embroidery, feminine silhouettes and modest hemlines took over the catwalks with regional and international designers showcasing evening glamour at AFW Arab Fashion Week 2017 MAY 22, 2017 by Samantha Hamilton Rushforth Read the original article on Harper Bazaar Arabia  by clicking here.

Arab Fashion Week is considered to be one of the world’s 5 most important fashion weeks

Arab Fashion Week 2017 Giunge alla quarta edizione la settimana della moda araba che quest’anno ospiterà le collezioni di Marchesa e Antonio Marras News / Notizie del giorno / Arab Fashion Week 2017 MAY 9, 2017 1:32 PM by MASSIMILIANO SORTINO L’Arab Fashion Week2017 in programma a Dubai dal 16 al 20 Maggio, presso il Meydan Hotel & Grandstands, questa stagione presenterà di collezioni ready to wear, resort e couture di prestigiosi designer arabi e…

Marchesa to Stage Two Runway Shows During Arab Fashion Week in Dubai

Marchesa to Stage Two Runway Shows During Arab Fashion Week in Dubai Through a partnership with Ginza Fashion, Marchesa recently opened its first bricks-and-mortar store on the first floor of the Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue. By Rosemary Feitelberg on May 8, 2017 Marchesa Bridal Spring 2017 Rodin Banica MARCHESA HONORED GUESTS: With a new store up-and-running in Dubai, Marchesa will be amping up its presence as the guest designer during this month’s Arab Fashion Week. Georgina Chapman…

Emirates Woman – 10 Times Arab Women Made Headlines In The Last Year

10 Times Arab Women Made Headlines In The Last Year When it comes to girl power, these ladies have got it in spades… Published on EMIRATES WOMAN, by EMMA DAY on March 6, 2017 Here at emirateswoman.com, we’ve made it our mission to celebrate the inspirational achievements of women in the region. Aside from wearing a slogan tee, we’re going to be celebrating the ladies that really made an impact in the last 12 months with their…

WWD – Arab Fashion Week Shifts Dates to Raise Profile

Arab Fashion Week Shifts Dates to Raise Profile The five-day event will now be held in May in hopes of attracting more overseas buyers. Published on WWD, by Emily Backus on February 21, 2017 MILAN — They say timing is everything. Arab Fashion Week is betting on it, making a bold wager on the obsolescence of the traditional fashion calendar. The event’s fourth edition is set to coincide with resort collections in May, and not — as in the…

Milan Press Conference// Arab Fashion Week 4th Edition

ARAB FASHION WEEK, May 16th-20th THE FIRST AND UNIQUE PLATFORM FOR PRE-COLLECTIONS While the Arab Fashion Week Ready-Couture & Resort 2018 approaches, Dubai remarks its position as the Fashion Capital for international designers showcasing pre-collections and ready-couture. The aim of the 4th Edition: revolutionize the Fashion Week Calendar and amplifying the creative economy through education. In the picture from left to right: H.E Cavalier Mario Boselli, Honorary President of both the National Chamber of Italian Fashion and…

The World’s Only Ready-Couture Fashion Event is back

Dubai, UAE – 19 September 2016: The Arab Fashion Council (AFC), a Dubai based non-profit fashion association promoting ‘Ready-Couture from around the world has officially announced the venue for the third edition of the highly anticipated Huawei Arab Fashion Week (HAFW). The bi-annual event is taking place from October 6th-10th at the iconic Meydan Hotel and will be presented by Huawei. HAFW aims to promote and realize the dreams of designers from the Arab world…

International Designer LaQuan Smith to Make Middle Eastern Debut during Arab Fashion Week – October 6-10, 2016 in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 5th October 2016:  The Arab Fashion Week (HAFW) is pleased to announce the Middle Eastern debut of New York based celebrity designer LaQuan Smith here in Dubai. Dedicated to creating unique style statements which fall under the Ready Couture realm, Smiths’ collections of signature dresses, chic separates and sleek styles, incorporate a simultaneous feel of femininity and fierceness for everyday women. Having founded his women’s ready-to-wear label in 2010, Smith…

Caroline Rush – Chief Executive of British Fashion Council to Officially Open Huawei Arab Fashion Week – HAFW

Official inauguration of HAFW, Season 3: (L-R) Jacob Abrian, CEO of AFC, HE Prof. Caroline Rush CBE, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council and Cavaliere Mario Boselli, Honorary President of the Arab Fashion Council. Rush Along with President of the Arab Fashion Council, Cavaliere Mario Boselli will Officiate the Start of the Women’s Fashion shows which will take place on October 8, 9 & 10. Over 23 Regional and International Designers will Showcase at…

Huawei Arab Fashion Week – HAFW concludes the 3rd edition in style

The World’s only Ready-Couture platform hosted 5 days of fashion and glamour in Dubai. Regional and international designers showcased their creations to influential audiences and key industry players. From October 6-10 the HAFW presented a program of workshops, fashion shows, and exhibitors from around the world presenting haute and ready couture. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 2016: The Huawei Arab Fashion Week (HAFW) wrapped up a star studded five days with some of the…