CFDAdventures with Steven Kolb: Dubai

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.