Dubai Fashion Awards and more shopping and style events in Dubai
Dubai Fashion Awards 2013 On Tuesday April 30, designers from the Subcontinent will showcase their collections in front of judges including former Miss World Diana Hayden and Bollywood actor Aftab Shivdasani. The finalist will win a cash prize of Dhs10,000. Dhs300 per person, including exclusive gala dinner. 9pm-midnight. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 282 7201).
Fashion Forward A three-day fashion event starting on Friday April 26, showcasing more than 20 Middle Eastern designers, catwalk shows, fashion galleries, installations and pop-up stores. There will also be talks and panel discussions led by global industry experts. Forums and panel discussions will be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Free. Fri 2pm-9.30pm; Sat 1.30pm-9.30pm; Sun 1pm-9.30pm. Until April 29. Madinat Conference Hall, Madinat Jumeirah, www.fashionforward.ae.
Local on Board event at O’De Rose On Wednesday April 24, this quirky Arabic-themed Al Wasl Road boutique launches a new initiative giving emerging Emirati artists a platform to showcase their work. The designs and creations of a number of young up-and-coming Emirati designers and artists will be exhibited at the boutique across a range of genres, including fashion, art, photography and accessories. Until April 24. 6pm-9pm. O’De Rose, Villa 999, Al Wasl Road (04 348 7990).
Numaish fashion and shopping event On Saturday April 27, head to Raffles Dubai to check out art, fashion, jewellery, accessories and more from well-known designers hailing from New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Karachi, Lahore, Dubai and Bali. Free. 10am-8pm. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (052 927 5422).
The Little Black Jacket Chanel exhibition Celebrating one of the French luxury brand’s most iconic pieces, from Saturday April 27 die-hard fashion fans can see this high-profile international exhibition of Karl Lagerfeld photographs, which illustrate the little black jacket as modelled by a number of celebrities. Free. Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm. Until May 11. The Venue, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, www.thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com.
The Market of Everything From Wednesday April 25 for ten days, Traffic will be bringing together members of the community looking to buy, sell, trade, rent, lend or donate furniture, books, music, art, food, clothes, toys, cars, pets, instruments and more. There is also a comprehensive program of events happening throughout the week. Free. Until May 5. Traffic, Umm Suqeim Road, Al Quoz 4 (04 347 0209).
William Tempest in conversation at The Archive Hosted by London College of Fashion Short Courses in Dubai, on Sunday April 28 British fashion designer William Tempest, whose designs are favoured by Kate Moss, Rihanna and Victoria Beckham, will touch on his career and share his expertise. Free. 7.30pm. The Archive, Safa Park, www.fashion.arts.ac.uk/short-courses/middle-east/inconversationwithwilliamtempest/ (04 349 4033).
New stores & collections
H&M Loves Music collection Launched to coincide with the US’s world-famous Coachella music festival in Palm Springs this month, the new collection includes plenty of festival-fierce options, such as crochet tops, denim-style playsuits, fringed accessories and floppy hats. Dhs49-149. Available at H&M, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 5440).
Offers and deals
Win a BMW at Splash Spend Dhs150 in any Splash store for the chance to win one of 20 brand new BMWs. There are also Samsung TVs, Galaxy Note II phones, iPad 3s, iPhone 5s and Macbook Air laptops to be won. Until May 4. Splash, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0644).
Ladies’ day at Mirdif City Centre Every Monday, head down to this quieter mall in Mirdif to take advantage of freebies and promotions from 10am until 2pm. More than 80 retailers and food outlets within the mall are giving shoppers up to 60 percent off fashion, beauty treatments, dining and entertainment. Plus, collect a stamp every Monday on the Sobhiya shoppers’ card and you’ll have the chance to win Dhs4,000 every month. Ongoing. Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).