The fourth edition of the region’s definitive fashion platform, Fashion Forward (FFWD), once again brought together the local and regional fashion communities, welcoming more than 19,000 guests over the three days. As an official ‘Eid in Dubai’ event, guests descended from all over the GCC and beyond for Season Four of the twice-annual event.
The Spring/ Summer 2015 collections of 22 of the best couture and ready to wear designers from the region graced the FFWD runways in front of packed-out halls. The “d3 Fashion Talks”, in association with Dubai Design District (d3), once again captivated guests with a diverse programme of presentations and panel discussions on a range of pressing industry topics. Each of the 19 catwalk shows and eight talks were full to capacity, with many more fashion fans watching the action live on screens in the Fashion Café.
The fourth edition of FFWD continued to push forward the region’s visibility on the international fashion scene, with Dubai as its hub.
“Our aim is for every Middle Eastern designer to want, and more importantly need, to show at Fashion Forward,” said Bong Guerrero, Founder and CEO of FFWD. “Dubai offers tremendous visibility and considerable interest from international markets. When Dubai does something, the world watches. We need to maximise this for our designers and make sure what we are seeing on the runways translates to seeing Middle Eastern designers recognised internationally and that their collections are stocked in stores and in online retail sites.”
Season Four was Tahir Sultan’s fourth consecutive FFWD season. The half-Kuwaiti, half-Indian designer launched his own label in 2008 and in 2012 he became the first Kuwaiti designer to show at London Fashion Week. Sultan’s luxurious pieces pay particular attention to detail, are determinedly glamorous yet conservative, allowing women to feel empowered and sexy without necessarily being too showy and exposing too much.
TahirSultan, has always been passionate about fashion. A graduate in Fashion Knits from Saint Martins Central, Sultan has also interned with designer John Galliano, before venturing out and creating his own label.
He believes fashion is all about self-expression, and explains, “If you’re wearing your personality, chances are you’re going to get noticed.”
Tahir Sultan’s luxurious pieces pay particular attention to detail, are determinedly glamorous yet conservative, allowing women to feel empowered and sexy without necessarily being too showy and exposing too much. Sultan’s superior imagination is translated through his designs, which are uniquely whimsical and pleasantly unpredictable.
His captivating designs can be found worldwide.