The Arab Fashion Council announced Arab Fashion Week would be postponed by three days following the passing of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
The Arab Fashion Council has postponed Arab Fashion Week due to the devastating passing of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance. Originally scheduled to begin on 24 March, Arab Fashion Week will now run from 28 March until 1 April.
The official statement released by the Arab Fashion Council reads “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… 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.”
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The theme of this edition is “Dream Big, Travel Beyond.” The ongoing pandemic means this year’s Arab Fashion Week presentations will be livestreamed on Instagram and Facebook, as they were last year. Designers from across the MENA region, as well as Europe and America, will show their collections over the five-day period – including five Parisian brands previously showcased at Paris Fashion Week that have been hand-picked to participate. In addition to the shows, industry pioneers will discuss development and challenges in the fashion industry as part of the Red Talks series. See the Arab Fashion Week schedule on arabfashionweek.org
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