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Designers in Oman given opportunity to shine at ‘Design for Dubai’

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New contest from Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment offers regional fashion designers a chance to display their SS18 collections at Dubai Festival City Mall



Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), has launched a first-of-its-kind competition ‘Design for Dubai’.

Open to all residents and nationals from the GCC, the contest aims to support the region’s fashion designers by showcasing their talent on both a regional and international stage.

The Design for Dubai competition invites designers to submit three to four images of their capsule SS18 collections for runway, ready to wear, jewellery and accessories to be in with a chance of winning an exclusive month-long, pop-up retail space in the new fashion extension at Dubai Festival City Mall.

The competition runs for two weeks, from 21 March until 4 April, with the five winners set to be announced on 9 April.