|Dubai, 24 March 2021
|Following the passing of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, the Arab Fashion Council will respectfully postpone Arab Fashion Week, which was due to commence today, by three days.
The Arab Fashion Week Fall/ Winter 2021/22 shows presented virtually by Microsoft and streamed by Facebook Inc will run from 28 – 1 April 2021.
On behalf of the Arab Fashion Council, our esteemed partners and community of designers, we wish to convey our sincere condolence to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, and to the people of the United Arab Emirates.
About the Arab Fashion Council (AFC):
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: The Arab Fashion Council and Marie Claire Arabia launched the Beirut Fashion Relief Initiative to support the creative sector whose businesses were impacted by the explosion.
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.
2021: The Arab Fashion Council presented Arab Fashion Week- Men’s, the first men’s fashion week in the Middle East.
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.