Big fashion events in Dubai this week

Fashion Forward, Dubai Flee Market and The Archive Fall Fair


ARTE Market
On Friday October 11, Times Square Center is hosting this monthly market featuring the hand-made wares of more than 1,800 eclectic artisans.
Free. Noon-7pm. ARTE Market, Times Square Center (04 341 8020).

Dubai Flea Market
On Friday October 11, head here to bag bargains and browse pre-loved finds.
2pm-7pm. Promenade Courtyard, Uptown Mirdif (055 452 6030).

Fashion Forward season two
The definitive bi-annual fashion event is open to the public and supports established and emerging designers across the Middle East. Check out fashion shows and mingle with like-minded fashion folk.
Tickets by prior registration at Or Dhs50 per person per day on the door.
October 15 to October 18. Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 7844).

Harper’s Bazaar World of Fashion 2013
Features catwalk shows, fashion exhibitions, hair and beauty masterclasses, VIP events and competitions.
Free. Until October 14. Mall of the Emirates (

Haveli trunk show
On Thursday October 10, eight South Asian designers including JJ Valaya, Gaurav Gupta and Tarun Tahiliani are displaying festive wear alongside items from Dubai’s jewellery house Khushi Jewellers.
10am-8pm. The Oberoi Hotel, Business Bay (050 900 9293).

The Archive Fall Fair
Buy fresh product at the farmers’ market, swap a book, compete games, paint in the park with The Jamjar, or just hang out and enjoy the music.
Free entry. 10am-6pm. The Archive, Gate 5, Safa Park (

The Blonde Salad at S*uce
On Thursday October 10, come and meet Italian blogger and model Chiara Ferragni, who will be partying at the boutique.
7pm-3am. S*uce, The Dubai Mall (04 339 9696).

New stores & collections

Zadig & Voltaire autumn/winter 2013
The effortlessly cool French brand is a connoisseur of all things edgy. Their latest collection includes metallic minis, thigh-high riding boots and velvet blazers with unusual detailing.
DhsTBC to DhsTBC. Zadig & Voltaire, Galleries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall (04 382 7333).

In-mall entertainment

Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience
There are a number of elements to this one-day event on Thursday October 10. The Bloomingdale’s atrium is showcasing luxe pieces by Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Armani, Valentino, Chanel, Dior and Elie. There’s an exhibition displaying Vogue Italia covers, an opportunity for readers to be shot on a cover and more.
Free entry. 6pm-3am. Until October 10. The Dubai Mall,

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