Indian Designers first appearance at Fashion Forward Dubai
Indian Designers first appearance at Fashion Forward Dubai: 6Degree enters into an exclusive partnership
After signing a two-year deal with Lakmé Fashion Week as its official partner, 6Degree, India’s leading fashion talent and tech platform is now going global. 6Degree has exclusively partnered with Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD), the definitive fashion platform for Dubai and the Middle East that provides a progressive direction for fashion in the region. For the first time, 6Degree will open the doors for Indian designers to showcase their signature collections at the highly anticipated fashion event-from October20th – 23rd, 2016.
Only three designers selected by the eminent jury in the fashion industry stand a chance to showcase their creations at FFWD. After the designers submit their application along with their lookbook and designer profile, the 6Degree team willconducta primary screening and shortlist 10 designers. The top three couturiers will work with 18 international models and showcase 11 looks on the runway. The collaboration entails vast exposure toglobal media and placement of design images on WGSN.comand NOWFASHION.The selected designers will be provided with showroom facilities and networking opportunities with buyers and industry experts.
Nikhil Hegde, CEO & Co-Founder, 6Degree, said, “We are highly pleased to enter into an exclusive partnership with the prestigiousFFWD. Apart from consolidating our position in India as the largest fashion talent platform, we are sure that through this collaboration, 6Degree will carve a niche for itself in international markets as well. FFWDis certainly one of the best avenues for new and talented fashion designers to showcase their creations to the world, earn recognition and get access to high-quality industry exposure.”
Ramzi Nakad, COO and co-founder of FFWD said, “We are delighted to partner with 6Degree for the eighth edition of Fashion Forward and look forward to welcoming the three selected designers to our runways. This strategic partnership demonstrates our commitment to continuously develop the platform each season by debuting new elements at the bi-annual event. The introduction of designers from beyond the region is testament to FFWD’s position as we aim to spearhead the fashion landscape in the Middle East alongside organisations such as Dubai Design District and the Dubai Design and Fashion Council. We believe 6Degree offers the best representation of new and emerging talent from India and we are excited to build a long-term relationship with them.”
FFWD is held twice a year, each April and October at the bespoke location, Hai d3, in partnership with Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC)& Dubai Design District (d3). The key components of the upcoming edition include catwalk shows and presentations by the best couture, ready-to-wear and accessories designers in the Middle East. Additionally, FFWD will host d3 fashion talks, a series of inspiring seminars and panel discussions led by global industry experts and fashion academia. 6Degree was launched in 2014 by Nikhil Hegde and Amit Bhardwaj to connect like-minded people across the global fashion community. By joining forces with FFWD, 6Degree promises to give the emerging fashion designers the opportunity to enter the Middle East market as well as gain international visibility.
6Degree is one of India’s first fashion talent and tech company that provides opportunities for fashion professionals to showcase their talent. It unifies individuals related to the fashion domain such as fashion designers, bloggers, brands, models and photographers on a single common platform. The fashion tech firm aims to connect like–minded people across the global fashion community. It has very soundly blended technology with fashion to create a portal suitable for networking, associations and consultation.
About Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD)
Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) is the definitive fashion platform for Dubai and the Middle East which provides a progressive direction for fashion. Key components of FFWD include: catwalk shows and presentations by the best couture, ready-to-wear designers of Middle Eastern origin, or region based; The Showcase, a curated space dedicated to accessories designers; the d3 Fashion Talks, to foster industry discussion; and a dedicated day to connect buyers and industry professionals directly with the designers.