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Fashion Forward invitation Cards

In its first season, Dubai’s Fashion Forward managed to bring together great names in the Middle Eastern fashion industry. Industry influencers, retail buyers, academic heads and fashion decision-makers, fashion designers, as well as around 12,000 visitors, they all flocked to Madinat Jumeirah from 26-29 April for Fashion Forward’s First Season.

The visitors enjoyed exclusive workshops, panel discussions, and 18 catwalk presentations of emerging and established designers across three locations throughout the four day program, in addition to fun social events and shopping at several amazing pop-up shops that were created for the occasion.

Rabih Kayrouz at Fashion Forward

{Rabih Kayrouz conducting a panel discussion}

Season one closed with an exclusive formal lunch with celebrated designer Reem Acra, as Fashion Forward’s guest of honor. She was discovered herself by a fashion editor while studying at the American University of Beirut!

With this much success on its first season, we just can’t wait to see what Fashion Forward’s Season Two will unfold in October 2013!

The following posts on cloud of Lace will feature our reviews on the designers who have participated in this season’s shows. Looking forwards to reading your comments! 🙂

– Images are a courtesy of Fashion Forward.