International Fashion Week Dubai Season 7 was a high-end fashion event organized by The Opulence Events LLC, the event was held from 25th to 27th October 2018 at Hotel Sofitel the Palm Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Once again IFWD was a splendid very successful fashion week while keeping its concept alive by bringing fashion designers from various countries to UAE. The designers were provided an opportunity to showcase their latest collection of haute couture, bridals, party wear and ready to wear etc. This lineup of designers was again amazing; the world’s top designer Patrick Pham from France who is dressing Hollywood celebrities closed the show on the first day.
The event was attended by prominent members of the Royal Family which included H.H Sheikh Mohammad Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoom, H.H Sheikh Obaid Bin Suhail Bin Bati Al Maktoum, H.H Shaika Hind Bent Mohammad, H.H SheikhaMajd Al Qassimi, H.E Hind Al Habtour, H.E Sheikh Mohamed AlShalan, H.E Dr.MonaSaqr, H.E LailaRahhall El Atfani, (Ambassador of Good will).
The Event was inaugurated by the Chief Guest His Excellency Suhail Abdullatif Galadari, UAE Businessman and owner of Khaleej Times, Prominent Guest of Honor’s were Mr. Yakoob Ali from Dubai Customs, Mr. Jasim Hassan Juma Mohamed Almaazmi, Bollywood Actress Kishwar Merchant, Diplomats from various consulates, Miss Kosova and many important guest who attended the event. Over 50 Medias local and international covered the event.
Founder & Managing Directorand Producer of the show Ms. Cheryle Dias – said that she is always trying her best and inclined towards promoting and upgrading the fashion industry and to bring about Fashion, Technology, and Business together under one platform, and to give an opportunity to innovative and talented emerging designers to start their career from our platform and at the same time to also acknowledge their work and encourage the best of talents by rewarding them, the event presently holds a PR value of AED 1.5 Billion, we again featured the third edition of the International Fashion Awards @ International Fashion Week Dubai S7, and awards were given away for various categories. Its encourages designer a lot, she mentioned that we have Introduced Dubai as an International Fashion Hub in the International Fashion Calendar and since the conception of IFWD in May 2015 we have already brought more than 50 countries designers to Dubai..many of them we help them start their business in UAE. We also help them to promote their business in UAE by various different means. I do not get scared to take bold steps by supporting the deserving people who are passionate and wants to do something and really need support and encouragement, Samantha was in same category who walked on her wheelchair for UK based designer Vinnette, and I could not say no to her when Vennette asked me to support her through International Fashion Week Dubai.
Few of the awards are given as, Best Fashion Designer International 2018- Patrick Pham, France. Best Media 2018- Khaleej Times, UAE. Best Model 2018- Emiliia Dobreva, Kosovo. Best Journalist 2018 – Wassim Mamdil from MMM International, UAE. Best Fashion Innovator 2018-Vinette Grant, UK. Best Fashion Designer of the year 2018- Ali Asaad, Syria. Best Fashion Photographer 2018- Mohammad Mustafa Khan.UAE. Best International Fashion model Junior 2018 – Radela Dias, UAE. Best International Fashion model Junior 2018 – Reselda Dias, UAE. Outstanding Emerging Designers 2018- Aswathi Robin & Stacey Sandri, India. Emerging Designers Competition 2018- 1st Prize Amin Ali, UAE. Emerging Designers Competition 2018-2nd Prize Noor, UAE
As part of IFWD support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, FREE check-up, examination and consultation were conducted by Expert Doctors from Avivo Group, German Medical Centre and National Hospital during IFWD S7.
The event also featured hands onwork shop on Fashion Trends conducted by American University in the Emirates.
Day 1 of the fashion show started with the inauguration by the Chief Guest His Excellency Suhail Abdullatif Galadari. The participant designers on day 1 were as follows:
Opening show– Ali Assad from Syria showcased Evening gowns on the ramp
Second Show– Adel S from France showcasedhis ready to wear collection
Third show– Said Omari from Syria showcased evening wear looks on the ramp
Fourth show– Poca&Poca from Poland showcased their high end ready to wear collections.
Fifth and Final Show– Patrick Pham from France closed the show on the First day with his stunning collections of high end bridal collections.
The participant designers on day 2 were as follows:
Opening show– Vinnette Grant, from UK showcased her stunning evening and bridal wear collection
Second show– Aswathi Robin & Stacy Sandri showcased their evening wear collections on the ramp
Third Show– American University of the Emirates- student designers showcased their collections on the ramp.
Fourth Show– Bravia Fashion showcased evening wear collection on the ramp
Some of the refined products were exhibited during the fashion week, at the popup shops which included High end products from Nitka, Ukarine and many many more fashion brands.
Some of the sponsors of the fashion week were, Club Boudior, Aqua Water, MMM International, Cheryle Bridal & Couture, London Street my Style our media partners were Dubai Fashion TV, Excellence Magazine Italy, MMM International, Al Nabed UAE. AlManara UAE, Dubai World Fashion Magazine, World Point, Fashion Channel Italy, HD Fashion Channel Bulgaria, Fashion Luxury Italy, Fashion Star TV, Daily Mail 24, and many more.
The show had a super success, attended by 5000, and catered to an exclusive audience which included royal family, Ambassadors, Buyers, Retailers, Trade houses, entrepreneurs, Fashion Designers, Fashion design Students, fashionista’s and High-end society, with an unparalleled press and media coverage.
The Launch of International Fashion week Paris which was held on 29thSeptember 2018 @ Hotel LA Maison Champs Elysees was a grand success with more than 15 international Fashion designers participated IFW; Our upcoming season calendar;
Season 1- Launch of International Fashion Week in Milan on 24th Feb 2019 in Milan, Italy
Season 2 of International Fashion Week in Paris on 28th Feb 2019 in Paris France
Season 8 of International Fashion Week in Dubai from 11th to 13thApril 2019, in Dubai, UAE
Season 1- Launch of International Fashion Week in Newyork on 21st July 2019 in Newyork, USA
Season 1- Launch of International Fashion Week in London on 14th Sept 2019 in London, UK
Season 2- International Fashion Week in Milan on 22nd Sept 2019 in Milan, Italy
Season 2- International Fashion Week in Paris on 26th Sept 2019 in Paris, France
Season 9- International Fashion Week in Dubai from 17th to 19th October 2018 in Dubai, UAE