Dubai Fashion Week 2023: All You Need to Know

Dubai Fashion Week 2023: Everything You Must Know

Have you heard the latest buzz in the fashion world? We are psyched for all the glitz, glamour, and gorgeousness that is the Dubai Fashion Week 2023! Dubai is renowned for its opulent lifestyle and for being at the forefront of the hottest trends. And with the Dubai Fashion Week, we can only anticipate the very best.

The event, held from March 10th to 15th, is not just for fashion enthusiasts or the fashion-curious but for everyone! From the most stylish catwalk displays to the most glamorous after-parties. The ramp is a showcase for talent from across the globe. The biggest names in the fashion world, all in one place, are drawn to Dubai at this time of the year.

Whether it is supermodels walking the ramp adorning designer clothes or the coolest and most distinctive street fashion styles that leave you wanting more, Dubai Fashion Week has it all. You can see a variety of styles from the past, present and future.

The History of Dubai Fashion Week

The Dubai Fashion Week is the only recognised fashion platform and was established by the Dubai Design District and the Arab Fashion Council in 2023.  It is an evolution of the ‘Arab Fashion Week’ that began in 2015 and was founded by the Arab Fashion Council.

The organisers conduct fashion shows in Dubai and other important export markets, by pooling their resources and skills to support the expansion of the Arab fashion sector while also showcasing Dubai’s creativity and fashion industry to the globe. The ultimate objective is to elevate the creative allure of the fashion business globally while boosting its economic impact.

The Vision of the Dubai Fashion Week 2023

Dubai Fashion Week 2023

Khadija Al Bastaki, the Senior Vice President of Dubai Design District, part of TECOM Group, told the Harpers Bazaar Arabia, “Where there was Paris, Milan, London and New York, there is now Dubai. From economic activity to tourism and creativity, Dubai has carved its own space among the world’s cosmopolitan capitals, and this is one industry boosting its status. All eyes are on the Middle East for fashion and creativity, and now the sky is the limit.”

Dubai Fashion Week welcomes international designers from all over the world as well as local Arab designers to its platform. Designers are chosen based on multiple factors, not only nationality. The fashion designers that are included in the official calendar are chosen by a jury of worldwide fashion professionals who cast votes every three months.

The occasion highlights TECOM Group’s dedication to establishing Dubai as a major centre for the creative industries and strengthens the Emirate’s position as a global centre for commercial expansion and investment.

To summarise, its vision is to:

    • Put the name on the global fashion map and become a part of the global fashion narrative.
    • To boost its creative economy and initiate and facilitate international partnerships. 
    • To boost the fashion exports out of Dubai and attract foreign investment.

Dubai Fashion Week 2023: When and Where

Dubai Fashion Week 2023 When and Where


These are the Dubai Fashion Week 2023 dates when it is all set to sizzle:

    • 10th to 15th March 2023: Fall-Winter 23/24 (Coed, Women’s and Men’s)
    • 6th to 8th June 2023: Spring-Summer Men’s
    • 10th to 15th October 2023: Spring-Summer Women’s

If you are Googling for the ‘Arab Fashion Week dates’ or ‘Dubai Fashion Week 2023 dates’, you can find the complete calendar here.

  • Where

Now that you know the Arab Fashion Week dates and if you want to be a part of Dubai Fashion Week 2023, you should be at the d3Design District (d3) in Business Bay. It is located between Al Ain-Dubai Road (E66) and Financial Centre Road (D71). You can also take the metro and deboard at stations Financial Center Metro Station and Dubai Mall Metro Station.

Dubai Fashion Week 2023 Highlights: What’s Happening

Dubai Fashion Week 2023 Highlights What's Happening

In its older edition, this Middle East fashion week has witnessed the works of big names like Iris Van Herpen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Antonio Marras, Blumarine and Moschino, among others. This year brands and designers like Blssd, Yara Bin Shakhar, Fad, Dhruv Kapoor, Ezra Tuba, Emergency Room, Fifty Made, Kel by Elena Kondratova and others will participate in the event. you can also expect some glamourous after-parties like the Exclusive BHYPE after-show party that kept guests entertained on day one. the designers may also exhibit their creations during the renowned Paris Fashion Week thanks to the Arab Fashion Council’s unique showroom and presentation at the occasion.

Additionally, you can partake in various Dubai Fashion Week-related events, including workshops, exhibitions, installations, and pop-ups like the Dyson masterclass, Ferragamo styling masterclass etc. You can look at the complete calendar here. the first Arab brand to collaborate with the legendary brand, Hot Wheels x Anomalous, will further highlight the eventful week. It follows Barbie’s partnership with Lebanese designer Jean-Louis Sabaji in October of last year and is a part of the expanding synergies between the Arab Fashion Council and Mattel.

A unique thing about Dubai Fashion Week 2023 is the infusion and Middle Eastern cultures. A lot of designers have found inspiration in Middle Eastern motifs and designs, leading to an amalgamation of tradition and modernity. This makes Dubai Fashion Week stand out from the rest, including ‘The Big Four’.

The Ramp Walk is On

Don’t miss learning more about this Middle East fashion week spectacle! If you can be a part of it and watch the ramp come alive — it will be a memory of a lifetime. Are you looking for Arab Fashion Week tickets? There are no Arab Fashion Week tickets. You have to be a model, an intern, a buyer, a photographer, a fashion editor etc. or know someone from the fashion industry to be able to witness it. 

We hope this article about the Dubai Fashion Week 2023 gave you all the information that you need. This inaugural edition of the event is set to put Dubai on the global map. It’s like the author and the former chairman of the Italian National Chamber of Fashion said during the announcement press conference of the Arab Fashion Week Dubai in 2015, “Arab Fashion Week is the new landmark of the Fashion Industry and to be on the calendar alongside New York, London, Milan & Paris.”

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

Does Dubai have a fashion week?

Yes, there is a fashion week in Dubai every year. The event displays the most recent styles from international designers and celebrates fashion, beauty, and style. It has runway displays, exhibits, and fashion events where global experts from the industry, fashion aficionados, and influencers come together in grandiose events.

What are the 4 main fashion weeks?

The four major fashion weeks are the fashion events that take place in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, the world's four fashion capitals. Referred to as 'The Big Four', they are held twice a year. The latest fashion lines from some of the popular fashion designers in the world are displayed during each fashion week, which lasts around a week.

Are there fashion shows in Dubai?

Yes, fashion shows are organised in Dubai throughout the year. The Dubai Fashion Week is the most important fashion event of the year. Fashion Forward, Arab Fashion Week Dubai, and Dubai Modest Fashion Week are some of the other fashion events that happen in Dubai.

Is fashion week twice a year?

Yes, the four major fashion weeks happen two times a year. Usually, these are held in February and September in New York, London, Milan and Paris. They are also held in other cities like Dubai, Sydney, Berlin etc.

Where is the Dubai Design District?

The Dubai Design District, or d3, is located in the heart of the city in the Business Bay area. Because of its location, it is easily accessible from across the city.

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