DSF 2006 will host international fashion houses, who will showcase their latest collections at Dubai Fashion 2006, the Middle East’s most prestigious fashion event, organised by DSF and presented by BurJuman.
Held under the patronage of HH Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, wife of HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, Dubai Fashion 2006 will run alongside DSF and the organisers aim to match the spectacle and excitement of major fashion weeks around the world. Five of the biggest names in the world of fashion – including Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, Sonia Rykiel and Kenzo – will present their latest collections fresh from their launch at Paris Fashion Week, and before they are showcased in New York. The decision to premier such high-profile collections in Dubai at the start of the fashion season is seen as a reflection of the Middle East’s rising importance in the international scene and demonstrates the ongoing success of Dubai Fashion – now in its third year.
The popular event provides a fitting platform for top international fashion houses to showcase their latest collection in Dubai which is fast turning into a fashion capital of the region while retaining its position as a thriving hub of haute couture and prêt-a-porter in the region. What’s more, starting in January, BurJuman will host Creations 2006, a unique two-week celebration of the work of the region’s upcoming and professional designers.
Said Saeed Mohammed Al Nabouda, DSF CEO, “Firstly, on behalf of DSF I would like to express our sincere gratitude to her HH Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum for her continuous endorsement to this sparkling event from day one. Now, in its third year the Dubai Fashion is realising the vision of Her Highness’ directives in a big way. Secondly, BurJuman, I am proud to say, is one of our most active sponsors. Our relationship goes back to the last seven years and we have been working hand-in-hand for the last one year for Dubai Fashion and Creations and now have a new addition in the form of the First International Fashion Photography Festival taking the total to three events under the Dubai Fashion 2006 umbrella.”
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