Dubai, 27 January 2021
The Arab Fashion Council is delighted to announce the schedule for the inaugural Arab Fashion Week- Men’s, featuring 15 regional and international designers from the UAE, Lebanon, Iran, United Kingdom and France.
click here to view the live schedule and read about the designers.
Completing the eclectic line up, are five emerging menswear designers from Paris Fashion Week Men’s, who have been invited to participate as part of a strategic partnership between The Arab Fashion Council and The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode.
“Emerging brands express a fashion forward view on the world. We are pleased to present some of these talented designers from the Paris Fashion Week® calendar in Dubai at Arab Fashion Week-Men’s, to allow them to increase their global reach.” Serge Carreira, Head of Emerging Brands Initiative, The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode.
In Council Talks, to be broadcast each day at 8.40pm, the Arab Fashion Council has invited industry leaders, Serge Carreira, Head of Emerging Brands Initiative, The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, Allyson Portee, Forbes Middle East, and Diane Pernet to offer their perspective on men’s fashion and the significance of the first men’s fashion week in the Middle East.
Presented in partnership with Facebook, Inc. The Arab Fashion Council is inviting viewers across the world to tune in to Instagram’s Live handle @arabfashioncouncil from 28-30 January 2021, view and shop the collections and be part of a moment of history in the making. View the full schedule here www.arabfashionweek.org
“The world around us is changing, so too are attitudes towards fashion and nowhere more so than in the Middle East. Arab Fashion Week-Men’s presents the breadth of menswear beyond formal attire and streetwear and paves the way for men in the Middle East to embrace a more adventurous wardrobe.” Mohammed Aqra, Chief Strategy Officer, The Arab Fashion Council.
Kindly note timings are published local for the UAE +4 GMT.
Notes to Editors:
The Arab Fashion Council© is the world’s largest non-profit fashion council and an INGO for the Arab world, representing the 22 members of the Arab League.
The Arab Fashion Council© coordinates and endorses Arab Fashion Week and Arab Fashion Week-Men’s.
COVID-19: The Arab Fashion Council partnered with the Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Design District to mobilize designers to produce PPE to support health sector front line workers.
Beirut Explosion: The Arab Fashion Council and Marie Claire Arabia launched the Beirut Fashion Relief Initiative to support the creative sector whose businesses were impacted.
Partnership with the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode: The Arab Fashion Council together with the Fédération, co-presented “Arab Designers in Paris” and “Parisians in Dubai” a creative showroom exchange to showcase the talented designers of Paris and Arab Fashion Weeks in respective new markets.
Arab Fashion Week went digital: The Arab Fashion Council partnered with Facebook, Inc. to broadcast Arab Fashion Week October edition live to over 2 billion global users. The first virtual Arab Fashion Week was opened by Lebanese super star Maya Diab.
About Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM):
The Federation numbers some one hundred members, amongst whom feature the most emblematic brands on the global stage. It comprises three Chambres Syndicales or central bodies (Haute Couture, Women’s and Men’s Fashion).
The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode brings together fashion brands that foster creation and international development. It seeks to promote French fashion culture, where Haute Couture and creation have a major impact by combining traditional know how and contemporary technology at all times. It contributes to bolstering Paris in its role as worldwide fashion capital in particular coordinating Paris Fashion Week®.