Zayan the Label was selected by Le Neu Black, who attended their FFWD show, to be part of their virtual B2B fashion platform. Le Neu Black is tailored to cutting-edge brands and influential retailers, the likes of Parisian concept store Colette and Galeries Lafayette.
Internationally acclaimed Fashion Week photographer Kevin Tachman documented backstage and catwalk shows at FFWD that were published on VOGUE.COM
Kevin Tachman acclaimed for his backstage photography of fashion weeks around the world and his work for Vogue, NYTimes and The Daily Beast will be attending and shooting Fashion Forward this season.
Le New Black founder and its international business manager will be attending all the forward shows as well as meetings with the designers in an effort to bring the best talents of the Middle-East to an international market through their virtual B2B fashion platform tailored to cutting-edge brands and influential retailers.
Making his first ever visit to the region is the Chairman and CEO of iconic American label HALSTON, Ben Malka. Malka will bring with him a number of vintage HALSTON gowns, which will be displayed at an exclusive High Tea during the event.
Jashanmal will be setting up a pop-up book store at FFWD where you can buy limited edition fashion books and magazines.
Simon Collins, Dean of Fashion at Parsons The New School For Design, New York will be drawing on his experience to talk about "Design Thinking: Creating Beautiful Solutions".
Former model and Not Just A Label (NJAL) founder Stefan Siegel will share his experiences on launching the site in a discussion on Creative Entrepreneurship. NJAL today maintains a database of over 6,000 emerging fashion designers from 88 countries.
50 Buyers from the region have confirmed their attendance including major retailers in the UAE, as well as Saudi Arabia, Lebanon ,Egypt as well as London & Paris.
Rabih Kayrouz will not only be bringing with him his three Starch Foundation designers but will also mentor three additional designers throughout their FFWD experience.
CFDA continues its support through member & designer Nanette Lepore who will be talking about "Crafting High Fashion: What it Takes to Manufacture Locally".