The third edition of Men’s Arab Fashion Week in Asia, Middle East, and Africa will take place from January 28 to 30 at Dubai Design District (d3). Organised by The Arab Fashion Council in collaboration with d3, the event underscores Dubai’s standing as a global hub for talent and creativity.
The Arab Fashion Week seeks to play a vital role in supporting menswear designers in the Middle East and beyond. This year the focus is on ready-to-wear collections and the event aims to bolster the export of regional garments globally.
The Fall-Winter 2022-23 collection at Arab Fashion Week will showcase the work of regional, international and local talents from the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya, Jordan, England, and France.
The roster will include designers such as Amato, Michael Cinco, Anomalous, FLTRD, BHYPE and American Rag from the UAE; Lebanon’s Tagueule, Maison du Mec, Emergency Room and Ahmed Amer; Jordan’s Zaid Farouki; Libya’s Born in Exile; plus Valette Studio and Asher Levine. Michael Cinco, Amato and Zaid Farouki – all based at d3.
This edition will witness in-person shows held at d3, which will run from 6 pm-10 pm across the three days. The shows will also be broadcast via Meta.
“d3 is like no other design and fashion community in the world. We nurture an impactful creative community where international and homegrown companies share a common address, providing emerging designers an unrivalled launch pad to a bigger and brighter future.” said Khadija Al Bastaki, Executive Director of Dubai Design District.
She added: "It is part of d3’s genetic makeup to rethink the regular – innovation is our driving force. We are constantly in search of new ways to enable our emerging creatives and catapult their unique ideas to great heights. The strategic partnership between Dubai Design District and the Arab Fashion Council paves the way for such opportunities, contributing to the sustainable development and growth of the region’s fashion industry, especially when it comes to expanding the narrative around menswear. Our region is home to number of noteworthy labels who are rewriting the rules on men’s fashion and we are delighted to showcase them on a larger scale.”
The Arab Fashion Week has several international partners for the event such as GoDaddy, Maserati, Etihad Airways, Aramex, Schwarzkopf, and Waldorf Astoria.
Mohammed Aqra, Chief Strategy Officer of the Arab Fashion Council concluded: “Arab Fashion Week-Men’s presented by Dubai Design District and supported by powerful global partners is an acceleration platform to build and grow the creative economy and menswear sector in the region which is a demonstration of our commitment to the principles of equality and progressive thinking. Together with d3, we continue to champion Dubai’s role as the epicentre for the fashion industry in the Middle East.”