Dubai has been gaining popularity over the years as the fashion central of the world. All eyes have turned to see what wonders this Arab country holds under its wings. This means all the shopping addicted people are now directed here. The signature style for Arab fashion was the wise use of scarf, but later trends diversified.
Dubai became a very famous destination in the passing years and it even hosted Dubai Fashion Week for first time in 2005. It was organized by FZ LLC and was co-founded by Marc Robinson, the famous international designer. Other highlights of the Fashion Week are, showcasing designs in the Eco Talent area, showing short films and viewing the ramp in touch screen monitors.
Also it’s not just the Dubai’s fashion week that attracts visitors to this country, the record of visitors in the Dubai Mall firmly stood at 6.25 million making it the most visited mall in the world. From 54 million in 2011, the number rose to 65 million in 2012 and the owner, Emaar Properties recorded a flat growth of 15 per cent. The increasing number of visitors in 2013 is a clear statement of the increasing popularity of its global reputation. The digits surpassed the shoppers at the other leading malls of America (Mall of America) and UK (Bullring Birmingham).
To harness more profit from this increasing popularity, another ambitious project is being set up which will prove to be a design district where designer’s can put-up their designs. The aim is to boost fashion activities in Dubai and also to attract foreign designers.
Also Vogue magazine has plans to launch an event in this October where all the fashionista of the world as well as the fashion writers and readers will attend. It will display designs from as much as 8 designers, mostly handpicked by Vogue. Designers like Simone Rocha from Ireland, Andrea Incontri from Italy and Razan Alazzouni from Saudi Arabia. It seems like the time is near when Dubai will become a big player in the fashion business and will soon enthrall the world with its new talents.
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