The Runway Dubai team officially announced the launch of the 3rd Season of the “Annual Runway Dubai Fashion Show”. The event was held at the prestigious Sofitel the Palm Hotel, Dubai on the 24 - 26 November, 2015.
The multicultural platform has been quickly recognized as the most inspiring fashion event in the UAE and provides an excellent opportunity for fashion talents and brands from around the globe to receive a well-deserved exposure and recognition for their creativity and also serves as a means of identifying, connecting and boosting the growth of the future trend-setters of the fashion industry.
The “Annual Runway Dubai Fashion show” has seen incremental success year on year, attracting Fashion designers, Media personalities, Journalists, Retailers, Fashion industry professionals, Celebrities and Style setters as well as the most beautiful models from the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia; clearly establishing the platform as the leading international fashion event in the UAE.
“Dubai is firmly establishing itself as a fashion and style capital in the world and Runway Dubai is well poised to continue to pave the way for established and emerging fashion designers and brands from around the world, access into the vibrant market” says Modupe Omonze, Managing Partner of Runway Dubai.
The third season featured an opening Gala dinner, Runway Show presentations, a fashion talent contest, Brand exhibitions & workshops, Creative Fashion Artistic theater performances, local and international Celebrity appearances, and a dedicated fashion retailer/designer networking sessions.
PISTIS is an African based fashion label established in 2010 by creative designers Kabutey Dzietor & Sumaiya Mohammed.
The two have worked really hard to reach Milestones in the Fashion Industry, in so little time. Pistis Ghana was invited by Vlisco, to participate in their fashion show 'Dazzling Graphics'. They are also the official Designers to the Malaika Beauty Pageant in Ghana.
Their style of lace with pure print cotton is their signature style which is quickly gaining popularity in the fashion market.
AISHA AL SHAMSI
Aisha Al Shamsi is a fashion designer from the U.A.E. Her Style of Abayas are modern, classy silhouettes with sophisticated laces and embellishments that compliment each piece.
She started designing Abayas for herself and her sisters at a very young age, and paid attention to compliments that she received amongst her Friends and relatives. Aisha decided to make designing a career, and in 2010, She embarked on a journey in the fashion Field. She showed her first collection in London to a niche market, and sold out her entire collection by the end of the show. Her collections at quite popular at Emirati weddings, and her signature style can easily be spotted.
Riva is a unique brand for ladies and kids wear, defined by combining bold colors with artisan details and fresh modern silhouettes. Riva’s collections allow a mix of Eastern and Western inspirations, presenting a unique look with a sophisticated appeal.
The outstandingly creative collections are full of fun elements which allow every woman to express themselves through a beautiful world of colors, patterns and themes by respecting all cultural boundaries. Riva operates in a niche market and differentiates itself from any other high street European label through its internationally appealing collections.
The brand has been developed by Armada Retail Concept Group (Kuwait) and has established stand-alone stores that attract loyal customers throughout the Gulf region.
The brilliant designer behind the magnificent dresses of HimmiH label is Lady Hanan Himmi.
Born and living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and having her roots in Morocco, Hanan is what people call a cosmopolitan. She has lived in Dubai, Istanbul, Hong Kong and Shanghai and traveled the world while being educated at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute.
Hanan has always been a passionate artist all her life that sees dressing women by designing beautiful dresses as her main goal in life. This can be seen in the quality and style of work she delivers, through every inch of every piece that is created with passion and love.
Elegance is what she stands for, her roots are her biggest inspiration and the world is her Runway.
Yazy design house is owned by Fatma Bin Hwaireb an Emirati Designer who understands how influential the Arab fashion and culture is, to a lot of Women.
Her inspiration comes from her Culture, as she adds that special signature to every piece that she designs.
Her Abayas are very Popular at Emirati weddings, and she is also ready to cater to the fashionistas that want a taste of the Culture. Her signature style is the pure lacy abayas which are very popular amongst the new generation Emirati fashion enthusiasts.
Sara is an Iranian born designer based in Italy. From early childhood she showed great interest in fabrics. She often played with scarfs and shawls. Sara enjoyed matching colors and tying bows.
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management, and decided then after to follow her true passion in the Fashion industry. Her style is simple and classy with attention to high quality Italian Fabrics and accessories.
Her dreams all came to reality in July of 2015 when she debut her collection at the Italian Film festival event Nastri d’Agento in Taormina (Italy).
Her creations have the ability to form an emotional connection along with modesty and loyalty in the person wearing them or observer, at the same time keeping the quality high with use of Italian high quality textile and Italian workmanship.
NHN Couture, founded by Nkechi Harry Ngonadi, is one of the foremost fashion labels in Lagos, Nigeria. Her mission is to empower women through her unique designs and philosophy of the feminine dress code. "The more decent you are, the more confident and classy you appear". Says Nkechi.
Her words of encouragement to women through her social media, and her positive spirit, is an inspiration to many. Her Classy African inspired laces are worn by dignitaries and celebrities in Nigeria. She recently teamed up with Fouad Sarkis, a worldwide brand of high end couture gowns, and She continues to promote her style of fashion beyond the shores of Africa.
Stevie Boi is an American fashion designer and founder of the luxury eyewear line SB Shades. He is well known for creating spectacular eye wear and clothing for stars such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Elton John.
He recently finished filming and styling Madonna & Rihanna for a project that will debut via Vogue Magazine early 2016.
He is also filming his reality show entitled 'Stevie Takes Vegas'. The show is about Stevie building his brand and working on his new clothing collection with Lady Gaga & H&M stores that will be released in summer of 2016.