Full list of brands and talents named for October 30 event at The Dubai Mall
The headline grabbing designers to star at this year’s Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience have been named for the first time.
Eight heavyweight fashion brands including Stella Jean designed by Stella Jean from Italy and Piccione Piccione designed by Salvatore Piccione from Italy will showcase work at event, which takes places over three days from October 30 at The Dubai Mall.
Other international names handpicked by Vogue Italia to reveal new collections at the opening day’s catwalk show include Christopher Esber designed by Christopher Esber from Australia, Asudari Studio designed by Lamia Asudari from Saudi Arabia, J. JS Lee designed by Jackie JS Lee from South Korea, Madiya Al Sharqi designed by Madiya Al Sharqi from the UAE, Miuniku designed by Tina Sutradhar and Nikita Sutradhar from India, N°3 designed by Bushra Badri and Amira Al Khaja from the UAE and from Italy.
Meanwhile a further 20 emerging international designers have been selected, for the first time, through a talent scouting competition, to present their S/S 2015 collections at exclusive International Talents Showcase at Armani Hotel Dubai.
Revealed for the first time, these names are: Anabela Chan from the UK for Anabela Chan, Astrid Sarkissian from France for Astrid Sarkissian, Odély Teboul and Annelie Augustin from France and Germany for Augustin Teboul, Faiza Bouguessa from France/Algeria for Bouguessa, Carlotta De Luca from Italy for Charline De Luca, Martina Grasselli from Italy for Coliac, Dora Abodi from Hungary for Dora Abodi, Lubna and Nadia Al Zakwani from Oman for Endemage, Eun-Jung Lee from South Korea for Eun-Jung Lee, Heaven Tanudiredja from Indonesia for Heaven Tanudiredja, Hema Kaul from India for Hema Kaul, Farah Nasri from Lebanon for Hooked | HKD, Eva Lai from the USA for i’Alave, Marius Janusauskas from Belgium for Marius Janusauskas, Millicent Nobis from Australia for Mies Nobis, Kostya Omelya from Ukraine for Omelya Atelier, Reem Al Kanhal from Saudi Arabia for RK Designs, Sarah Angold from the UK for Sarah Angold Studio, Shamsa Alabbar from the UAE for Shamsa Alabbar, and Steven Tai from Canada for Steven Tai.
In addition the second edition of the event, backed by major fashion brand Vogue, will feature a range of workshops and panel discussions.
Abdulla Lahej, group chief executive officer of hosts Emaar Properties PJSC, said: ‘The first edition of Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience elevated Dubai to the league of a global fashion capital. This year’s selection of emerging and new designers is a testament to the incredible potential of the region, and serves as a platform to further strengthen their global outreach.
‘We are privileged to host the talents selected by Vogue Italia, one of the most influential fashion magazines and a leading name in the global fashion industry, and to showcase their collections, mentored by Franca Sozzani, Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief. With VFDE, we are not only bringing the best of the fashion from around the world but also giving regional and international talents the opportunity to unveil their true potential.’