It was all about elegant modesty at the Fashion Forward Dubai, where shows by local designers provided insight into local modes, mores and moods. Albeit leavened with international creators at FFWD, which ended Sunday.
The biggest problem when founding and driving a fashion house is managing people, and the smartest solution is listening to everyone’s opinion, including the intern, according to digital printing queen Mary Katrantzou.
“Work, live, play, and now learn,” is the mantra of Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, the CEO of Dubai Design District, or D3, the setting for Fashion Forward Dubai, the biggest new fashion and design cluster in the world.
Lagos Fashion and Design Week, which runs thru Saturday, includes a show by Nigerian designer Ibrahim Aminu. His label is the first - and so far only - haute couture house in conservative, mainly Muslim northern Nigeria.
The British Fashion Council has announced the names of 45 finalists for The Fashion Awards 2017; with five finalists in each category, and few major surprises – with many creators nominated for a second time.