Our CFDA CEO, Steven Kolb, has returned from a 4-day sojourn to Dubai where he took part in the inaugural event: Fashion Forward, a platform to showcase emerging designers in the Middle East. Participants had the chance to attend runway shows, expert panel discussions, and talks by industry insiders (ahem, including a presentation given by Mr. Kolb, himself).
Here Steven shares his experiences and photos, in a new travel series from the CFDA.
My favorite part of the Fashion Forward experience was…getting to spend time with CFDA member Reem Acra . She and I had the most amazing dinner La Petite Maison.
The best part about fashion in another country is…the cultural influences and local talent.
While in Dubai I made sure to…check out Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
In my suitcase you can always find…Isaora sweatpants for hanging out in the hotel room.
Dubai’s best-kept secret is…the beautiful Persian Gulf Coast beaches.
When in Dubai, you must always…go to the mall. You can actually ski in the Mall of the Emirates.