Elegant Ajrak cloth from Sindh matched charms with the exclusive Ahimsa Silk of India at the third season of India Fashion Week Dubai (IFWD). A melting pot of Indo-Pak fashion, India Fashion Week Dubai is bringing Indian and Pakistani fashion designers & trendsetters under one roof. The largest Indian fashion platform outside mainland India was back to dazzle Dubai with the best in subcontinental fashion.
Held on 1st & 2nd December 2015, India Fashion Week Dubai (IFWD) Season 3 took the city of Dubai by storm by playing host to the subcontinent’s hottest fashion designers and trendsetters. Anchored at The Address Dubai Marina, the event’s third iteration featured a diversified mélange of participating designers from India, Pakistan, UAE, Germany, and the USA. The ramp was brought alive by 33 designers, including Archana Kochhar, HSY, Nomi Ansari, Deepak Perwani, Aditi & Aparna, FAD International, Tima Fashion Galleria, amongst others. The event lends further credibility to the organizer’s goal of creating a neutral style platform in Dubai to bring the best of Indian & Pakistani fashion culture.
In season 3, leading designers from both countries created an unforgettable fusion between the complimentary signature styles of the two nations. Shujah Syed, CEO of Ministry of Events and organizer of India Fashion Week Dubai said, “This season we are very excited to host the Indian and Pakistani designers on one platform. We believe that both countries have some extraordinary talent and we are happy to bring them all together on one platform”. The India Fashion Week Dubai has rapidly conquered its territory on the overwhelming Dubai social calendar, and made its mark in the world by attracting socialites, dignitaries, movers and shakers not just from the Emirate but from across the world to its fan base. The organizers, Dream Advertising & Ministry of Events, have high hopes for IFWD to go even higher and become a bigger success in Season 4, scheduled to be held in April 2016.
Participating Labels & Designers (in alphabetical order):
Aditi & Aparna
Deepak & Fahad
Glamorous Designs by Tasneem Sadaf
HOPE by Syed Zakir Hussain
Ishtiaq Afzal Khan
Manasi Jaggi Sehgal
Ouchi by Husna Qureshi
Rana’s by Kshitija
RUNG by Sadia Aamir
Shraddha & Kamal
SNL by Sofia Naveed Lari
The Port (Tayyab Bombal, Sabeen’s, Meher Agha, Pather by Supria Rehman)
Tima Fashion Galleria (FashionTwist, Sheren Saleem, The Bluess)
Vidis Kloset by Hina Karani
Warp ‘n’ Weft by Sagarika Rai