As designers from around the world gear up for the 2016 edition of United Nations Fashion Week & Awards at Dubai, United Arab Emirates, some local designers from the developing countries especially have expressed enthusiasm on how much they are looking forward to taking advantage of the big state the event will be providing for them.
The designers who expressed their optimism on the fact that the event will be mostly about the designs and not the names, said they will be taking advantage of the crowd to put themselves on the world fashion map.
Their expectations are based on the fact that the organizers have packaged the event to help both local and top designers launch deeper into the world fashion market. A statement by Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George, a United Nations Ambassador and President of United Nations Fashion Week & Awards, has it that the event which has all of it’s proceeds going to the Global Education Fund, would be a fair ground for both the big and small designers.
He assured everyone that they are putting every necessary measure to make the event a memorable one on ground, while also seeing that the participants will not find the event a wasted effort economically.
“We have a great team that is working on the structure of the event and we are really going to make sure that every participant especially the local designers from some of the developing countries go home with a huge testimony.
“Not only that they will be playing on the big stage, they will be networking with others, and would be taping from the knowledge bank designers from other countries of the world will be providing” he said.
With more than half of the total designers expected for the October bound event already declaring interest, he called on others to join the moving train via firstname.lastname@example.org. United Nations Fashion Week and Awards [UNFW] celebrates artistry, and honors excellence in fashion and style. It is globally produced and managed by Face of World Organisation, an initiative founded by a team of goodwill and United Nations Ambassadors, with the sole aim of using Fashion as a means for cause campaign.
The project also aims at creating awareness on Education for disadvantaged background and less privileged children, hence the theme: ‘Catwalk to Educate a Child’. Proceeds from UNFW dinner, gala, live charity concert, awards and awardees supports, red carpet, donations, lectures and World Fashion Summit, are totally dedicated to Global Children Education.
The event is which is tagged ‘The Gulf Edition’ is expected to feature fashion exhibition; gala, ball and dinners; live charity concerts; awards, super model search, pattern/sketches challenge and after fashion party, will be kicking off on the 20th of October, 2016, rounding off three days after on 23rd at Dubai, United Arab Emirates. More information are on the event’s official website, www.unfw.org.