The Arab Fashion Council (AFC) is the world’s largest not-for-profit organisation that aims to establish a fashion system (Pipeline) by uniting the 22 Arab countries under one umbrella in terms of creative economy, based on knowledge and production; by making use and sharing collective know-how, experience and resources of the industry. With its legal office based in London and operative quarters in Dubai, AFC was formed in 2014 in London with the license of an International Extraterritorial Authority to represent the fashion industry in the 22 Arab Countries. It is funded by industry patrons and commercial sponsors. It leads the industry through creative influence and is strategically taking the necessary steps to position Arab fashion industry in the global fashion economy.
The AFC’s strategic pillars are; economy based on the creative knowledge, made within the Arab Fashion System, reputation, education, sustainability and fashion for humanity.
AFC works to establish a coherent fashion system in the region with an important focus on education and cultural development, an initiative that contributes to the promotion of cultural diversity and support to creative industry, which is in line with activities that UNESCO Office in Doha is also undertaking.
The AFC has redefined the terms of the current luxury market by setting up the world’s only platform for promoting the Ready-Couture at the Arab Fashion Week (AFW), which is biannual showcase hosted in Dubai, of womenswear, menswear, and kidswear occurring every December and May being the first platform to showcase exclusively the Ready Couture and Pre-Collections.
The Arab Fashion Council (AFC) considers the safety and well-being of its supporters, partners, collaborators and designers the ultimate priority. AFC prides itself on its authenticity, professionalism and transparency and believes it is important to advise the public and designers about third parties imposters who are claiming to be representatives of AFC, or are copying AFC’s proprietary site, intellectual property, and copyrighted materials to invite them to participate in fashion events not verified nor supported by international fashion authorities. In particular, beware of third parties presentations that are copying AFC’s presentations and materials and do not share any financial information or payment details. AFC would never ask you to disclose such financial information.
If you are contacted by anyone claiming to be a representative of AFC or claiming to be organising the official fashion week on the international calendar, an individual or entity breaching AFC’s proprietary intellectual property, do not respond without first verifying their identity. AFC’s marked success and milestones made in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is evidenced by smaller and unknown platforms in the Middle East stealing AFC's intellectual property and claiming to be in the official fashion calendar when they are not. Promptly call us directly at one of our offices and we will be happy to assist and please refer to the official website of AFC at www.arabfashioncouncil.com for further details or call us at +97143399116