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Dubai Design and Fashion Council announces Dubai Design Week at Urban Majlis

posted on 11/06/2015: 1540 views



The second edition of the Dubai Design and Fashion Council, DDFC's Urban Majlis yesterday welcomed the region's design and fashion industry experts to announce their upcoming collaboration with the inaugural edition of Dubai Design Week.

Set to take place from October 26th – 31st under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Dubai Design Week will be an annual citywide event which will place Dubai on the map as the emerging design capital of the world.

A panel featuring Nez Gebreel, CEO of Dubai Design and Fashion Council, Cyril Zammit, Fair Director, Design Days Dubai, Lindsay Miller, Managing Director of Dubai Design District, d3, Dr. Noah Raford, Advisor at the Prime Minister's Office, and Hamad Khoory, Partner, Loci Architecture and Design, and moderated by Suzanne Trocme, Editor at Large, Wallpaper Magazine, highlighted key aspects of the programme and discussed how both professionals and the wider public can take part in the event.

Dr. Amina Al Rustamani, Chairperson of the Council, said, "The establishment of Dubai Design Week represents a key milestone in the emirate's journey towards achieving global recognition as a leading design hub. DDFC is proud to be working closely with a team of renowned design visionaries to deliver this landmark event. Dubai Design Week will be an important platform for our design communities, providing an intelligently curated and inspirational environment where creative minds can come together to learn, collaborate and innovate."

Nez Gebreel commented, "The inaugural edition of Dubai Design Week is a tangible step towards our commitment to raising the profile of Dubai as the emerging capital of design. This initiative marks a pivotal point in establishing a world-class design community in Dubai and being the catalyst that elevates the emirate's design industry to the international stage. We look forward to creating a key gateway that brings together regional designers with creative thinkers from around the globe, right here in Dubai."

Cyril Zammit said, ‘'Dubai has already started building its reputation as a global hub for design through the success of events such as Design Days Dubai, Downtown Design. Now is the time to build on that success and introduce Dubai Design Week, an opportunity for the creative industries to engage with regional and international audiences.'' – Emirates News Agency, WAM – http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395281702004.html

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