With the avowed aim of “inspiring and nurturing industry growth and its wealth of talent, as well as driving forward the entire fashion industry in the region”, Fashion Forward Dubai brings together the hottest established and emerging design talents in the Middle East.

In addition to the eighteen designers who will be sending their fashion collections down the runway, nearly fifty regional accessory designers will have a presence in The Garden* concourse, where visitors will be able to browse and buy.

Fashionistas, take note: this season, Swarovski has invited six outstanding accessories designers to create capsule collections for the event. Showcasing their designs will be three brands from Lebanon: Aura Headpieces, Vanina, and Sarah’s Bag, together with three from the United Arab Emirates: By Sophie, Madiso, and Poupee Couture.

*Opening hours of The Garden at Madinat Jumeirah: 12 – 8 pm, 11 – 13 April 2014