The Arab Fashion Council pledges its success and continuity to our dedicated partners that help boost our economy and succeed in our vision. Since 2015 the Arab Fashion Council has proudly entered into 100 successful partnerships with leading conglomerates, powerful multinational and regional companies, and organizations.


Fashion 4 Development (F4D) is a global platform founded by Evie Evangelou in January 2011 in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and “Every Woman, Every Child”, the UN initiative spearheaded by Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon. F4D builds upon the core leadership principles of the 4Es: Educate, Empower, Enhance and Enrich, and activates partnerships that promote the fashion and textile industry, advance economic and social development activities, preserve culture and empower women. In 2015 F4D committed to support the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and place a significant focus on sustainable lifestyle practices for a healthier world. Fashion 4 Development’s message to promote positive social change is received with open arms around the world, with initiatives in over 20 countries.


The International Woolmark Prize celebrates outstanding fashion talents from around the globe who showcase the beauty and versatility of Merino wool. It is the world’s most prestigious award for rising fashion stars.

First held in 1953 as an initiative of the International Wool Secretariat, iconic fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent won the award the following year.

Today, the International Woolmark Prize continues to recognize design excellence using Australian Merino wool. The prize crosses borders and cultures to spotlight emerging fashion talent from hotspots in more than 60 countries before a who’s who of the international fashion industry.


The only global gathering for retail technology, experience & hospitality convergence. Created by retailers, for retailers under the expert guidance of industry advisors, The Retail Summit does things differently. Getting you closer access to inspirational leaders, highlighting the most innovative and impactful stories in retail today and hosting a range of networking opportunities to support meaningful connections.


DHL has been appointed by the Arab Fashion Council as the official logistics partner for the Arab Fashion Week to support designers in shipping their collections globally and sponsor selected designers to participate in the Arab Fashion Week. In addition, the chosen designers create a unique capsule collection inspired by DHL history and mission.


The Arab Fashion Council and Microsoft entered into a strategic partnership agreement appointing Microsoft as the official tech partner for the Arab Fashion Week. The partnership supports designers with the best innovative tool that boost their production and creativity and provide the necessary tools for innovation in Fashion Technology. The partnership sponsors selected fashion designers to showcase at the Arab Fashion Week a special fashion tech collection.

AFC x Dubai Health Authority #Thread4Cause

Arab Fashion Council set an ‘emergency designer network’ of Arab designers and companies to use their skills and production facilities to make Personal Protection Equipment.