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Designers upping their game for Fashion Forward Dubai season nine

Fashion Forward kicks off at ­Dubai’s Design District on Thursday with a packed three days of runway shows, sector talks and designer ­presentations. The latest edition will see 17 new brands debuting their collections before eagle-eyed buyers, members of the press and public.

The significant leap in participant numbers appears to reflect renewed optimism when it comes to the wider fashion ­industry.

According to a Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry report, based on Euromonitor data, the retail market in the Middle East has shown some ­resilience to lower oil prices. The study forecasts that retailing in the UAE has reached Dh200 billion this year and will continue to grow by 5 per cent on average, per annum.

“While UAE ready-to-wear is still in its infancy – less…

Original published: 20 March 2017 5:18 pm Read the full Dubai News here


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