When is Fashion Forward Dubai?

Fashion Forward Dubai The October Edition 2019 will be taking place from October 30th to November 2nd, 2019.

Where does the Event take place?

The event takes place at Design Quarters in Dubai Design District (d3). For directions, please click here.

Who can attend Fashion Forward Dubai?

Fashion Forward Dubai is open to the public. Catwalk Shows and Presentations can be attended by pre-registering here or through invitation.

Do I need to pay to attend The Event?

Fashion Forward Dubai is a free-to-attend public event. For a chance to attend the shows, every guest must pre-register.

Is there parking and/or valet at the event?

Valet service as well as complimentary self-parking is available at Dubai Design District (d3). Due to heavy traffic, we encourage guests to arrive 30 minutes prior to all show and talks. Kindly note that valet is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Is there an age restriction?

Fashion Forward Dubai welcomes families and fashion enthusiasts of all age. Age-restricted activation zones, evening events and parties hold the right to deny entrance of minors below 21.

What can I expect to see at The October Edition?

Fashion Forward The October Edition is a four-day long showcase of regional and International fashion designers with Catwalk Shows and Presentations, The Garden - featuring Accessories designers, along with d3 Fashion Talks, Brand Activations and Social Events.

What is Shop The Show?

Shop the Show is Fashion Forward Dubai’s new social commerce platform featuring all Apparel and Accessories designers’ products. Powered by Zbooni, Shop The Show puts the customers directly in touch with the designer’s sales team via WhatsApp and facilitates the purchase.

Can you purchase using credit cards?

Yes. Guests will also be able to purchase goods and products from our Food and Beverage outlets. Credit cards can also be used at The Garden, while Shop The Show will allow fast and social check-out.

Are all the events open to attendees?

Catwalk Shows, Presentations and d3 Fashion Talks are accessible through registration and invitation. The Garden, Brand Activations, F&B outlets, after-parties and social events within FFWD will be accessible to all guests, with the exception of the below, which require invitation-only or accreditation badge:

  • Front and second row seating at the Runway Shows

  • The VIP Lounge

  • Privately-hosted Sponsor Events

  • Opening Party

Will I get to see every show?

Once registered, guests will then be asked to select their top preferences of Catwalk Shows and Presentations they would like to attend. Individual invitations will be fairly distributed according to seat availability. General Seating is first come, first served post registering.

Can I attend Fashion Forward Dubai as Press?

If you are a press member looking to get Event Accreditation, click here.

How can I take part at Fashion Forward Dubai as a Designer?

As a designer, you can register your interest with Fashion Forward Dubai here.

I am a Photographer/Videographer. How can I get access to the event?

To cover Fashion Forward Dubai as media, kindly register as Press here. If you are a freelance photographer / videographer please send your portfolio to info@fashionforward.ae and we will get back to you if we are able to provide you access.

How can I volunteer at Fashion Forward Dubai?

Send your CV at shows@ffwd.ae to volunteer at the Event.

How can I participate as a Hair and Make Up Artist?

Hair and Make Up is provided by our official event Partners, found here. Kindly contact them directly.

How can I take part in shows as a model?

All models participating at Fashion Forward Dubai must be registered under vetted modeling agencies below.

MMG Models, Wilhelmina, Bareface, Signature Element, Niche, Diva Models, Allure Management, FLC Models, MA Models, E Models, Art Factory and Anna Models.

Still have questions? Email us at info@fashionforward.ae


Why Register Online?

Our online registration is for guests who wish to attend Fashion Shows and d3 Fashion Talks at Fashion Forward. It is also for those who wish to attend FFWD as accredited Media, Buyers or Industry professionals.

What is the Online Registration Process?

  1. Fill out the Registration Form that you qualify for.

          General: Attendance to Catwalk and Presentation fashion shows.

          Media, Buyers and Industry: Upload proof of trade for free registration 

      2. Receive a Confirmation Email.

      3. Present your Confirmation Email at the door of FFWD in exchange for an Access Pass or Badge.

      4. Access Pass will grant you entry to FFWD including Fashion Shows, d3 Fashion Talks, The Showcase, activations, F&B                                   outlets, after-parties and social events

Can I register at the door as Media, Buyer or Industry? 

No. Industry, Buyer, or Media MUST register in advance online via the relevant registration form and upload proof of trade or enrollment.

What do I do if I get rejected for Media, Buyer or Industry Registration?

Registrants who do not demonstrate adequate documentation will be informed via email and are encouraged to re-register via the General registration form online or purchase a General Access Pass at the door.  

There are multiple categories and registration prices for FFWD. See the requirements of each registration category below to better acquaint yourself with the best category for you.

MEDIA REGISTRATION

To register and be accredited as media, you must work for a verified publication with broad audience reach and influence that demonstrates year-round support of the fashion industry. Broadcast, print and online outlets must all meet these requirements and provide the following supporting documentation:

  • Press card

  • Business card

  • Commission form from verified publication (if freelancing)

Approved Media will be sent a confirmation email, which should be exchanged at the Media Desk at the door of FFWD for one type of Media Pass. Please see the types of Media Passes below to determine your eligibility. 

GENERAL PRESS

To be registered for a PRESS Pass you must be editorial staff of a verified publication. Freelancers must submit the documentation on behalf of the publication they are working for.

Your Press Pass will grant you 3-day access to FFWD, as well as general seating for all shows and talks on a first come, first served basis. You will also be permitted to enter the Press Lounge and The Showroom to interview designers.

VIDEOGRAPHER/PHOTOGRAPHER

To be registered for a PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER pass you must be representing a verified publication. Freelancers must submit documentation on behalf of the publication they are working for.

Your Photographer/Videographer Pass will grant you 3-day access to FFWD, as well as general seating for all shows and talks on a first come, first served basis and exclusive access to the Media Pit at all Runway Shows and Presentations. You will also be permitted to enter the Press Lounge and The Showroom.

BLOGGER

To be registered for a Blogger pass you must be editorial staff representing a verified blog. Freelancers must submit the documentation on behalf of the publication they are working for.

Your Blogger Pass will grant you 3-day access to FFWD, as well as general seating for all shows and talks on a first come, first served basis. You will also be permitted to enter the the Press Lounge and The Showroom.

If you are a blogger who requires access to the photographer’s media pit for the runway shows, you must fill in the PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER form.

BUYER REGISTRATION

To be registered for a Buyer Pass, you must work as a Buyer, Consultant or Purchasing Agent for a retail outlet, e-commerce store or similar, and provide the following supporting documentation:

  • Business card

  • Invoice or Purchase order

  • Trade license, etc

Approved Buyers will be sent a confirmation email, which should be exchanged at the Buyer’s Desk at the door of FFWD for a Buyer Pass.

Your Buyer Pass will grant you 3-day access to FFWD, as well as general seating for all shows and talks on a first come, first served basis. You will also be permitted to enter the The Showroom.

It is highly recommended that you select the Runway Shows and Presentations you wish to attend on your registration form to ensure seating. If you have not selected the Show in advance, you will need to pass by the Buyer's Desk to ensure your seat.