The Arab Fashion Council is dedicated to supporting fashion industry in the Arab region, helping designers and fashion businesses to innovate and commercialize their creativity.
Dubai Design District (d3) and the Arab Fashion Council have entered a strategic partnership to empower the regional design, fashion community and cement Dubai’s position as a leading hub for talent and companies in this vibrant sector.
The art and design-focused business district is home to major fashion brands such as Dior and Burberry, regional renowned designers and homegrown startups and creative entrepreneurs. With a year-round calendar of events, d3 has become a vibrant global hub for design, fashion, architecture, art and retail.
Microsoft and Arab Fashion Council have partnered together to enable the fashion and design students to use the best available technology to help them dream, design, and deliver. Students at the Dubai based FAD Fashion Institute have been given the chance to attend educative training workshops to learn how to best utilize Windows devices to bring the best of their creative talent to life.
In collaboration with the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, the Arab Fashion Council hosts an exclusive showroom & presentation on the official Paris Fashion Week calendar. The initiative “Arabs in Paris” is set to highlight the Arab designers’ talent on a global level and to connect them with international media and buyers. Arabs in Paris is located at the prestigious French street known for luxury shopping Rue Saint-Honoré. The showroom dates from 30 September – 5 October 2020.
The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode© takes Parisian Designers to Dubai in Partnership with the Arab Fashion Council©
6 Parisian Designers showcase at the Parisians in Dubai showroom space in Dubai
The Arab Fashion Council education mission aims to attract the best talent into the industry by giving students a clear understanding of how to study and train for key roles. To ensure the future growth and success of the Arab fashion industry, the AFC aims to attract, develop and retain talent by:
Enabling high-school students to participate at industry events and workshops to guide them and unveil their talent prior to enrolling in undergraduate courses.
Involving fashion schools in industry events and the Arab Fashion Week.
Monitoring fashion school’s study plans and frequently updating the system.
Lecturing at fashion schools and public events to enable students to have better understanding of the market.
Retaining talent post-education by offering graduate traineeships at Arab Fashion Council, Partners offices and affiliated fashion houses.
Inspired by the power of the millennial born between 1997-2012, our aim is to support our young generation to become business leaders through innovation providing them with the best practice, resources and support.
“Generation Z” is also a fashion show on the Arab Fashion Week official calendar supported by the Arab Fashion Council and enabling talent to showcase their collection in Dubai.
The Arab Fashion Council is committed to provide the Arab talent with educational scholarship to study at our affiliated fashion schools in the Arab region and abroad. The AFC scholarship funds short courses, and full undergraduate and graduate courses. The scholarship call is open once a year through regional competition.
Whilst in today’s world the fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors to global warming, The Arab Fashion Council has founded the AFC GREEN LABEL an initiative launched in 2018 to support designers who have sustainability at the heart of their creativity.
The objective of the AFC Green Label is to promote a responsible approach to the environment not only through selecting ethical materials but also in choosing to pursue a sustainable value chain from resourcing to exporting. Aiming for a better tomorrow, AFC sponsors fashion brands from around the world that fulfill AFC’s guidelines for the sustainable fashion industry which is in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Admitted brands are sponsored to showcase their collection to a big audience during the fashion week which aim to promote to the public an alternative choice toward a more responsible industry.
The Arab Fashion Council offer through its partnership programme consulting services in the field of manufacturing, brand image, marketing, import and export, celebrities endorsement, business planning, strategic planning and investment pitch.
The AFC Charity programmes is managed in partnership with credible third parties that pass our compliance monitoring. It supports cultural growth programmes in the field of human rights, raising awareness about important subjects, helping less fortunate families in finding business in the fashion sector, training women to enroll in the business market and develop education at the refugee camps and in Africa.
The Arab Fashion Council’s donate 5% of its revenue to selected organization.
The Arab Fashion Council no longer focus on women empowerment but on highlighting the Arab Women Achievements through dedicated programs that mentor the determined women in the region in achieving their cultural and business goals. The AFC Women Achievements programme support those women to enroll in the business market, succeed and be a ideal example to their society.
In line with the United Nations vision, the Arab Fashion Council promotes peace initiatives in the Region by support qualified programmes through know-how, endorsement, media support or funding.
We believe in the power of art and culture as the ultimate key to a sustainable peace.