MILAN — They say timing is everything. Arab Fashion Week is betting on it, making a bold wager on the obsolescence of the traditional fashion calendar. The event’s fourth edition is set to coincide with resort collections in May, and not — as in the past — on the heels of Paris Fashion Week.
The plan to hold Dubai’s five-day fashion event from May 16 to 20 marks a bid to ride new market currents that are sloshing the fashion system, driven by changing demographics and the Internet.
Exclusive: @tommyhilfiger has tapped 22-year-old actress @zendaya to be his newest collaborator and together they will launch a see-now-buy-now collection in February. Speaking to WWD about the project, the Spider-Man actress said: “Fashion is more than just wearing cool clothes. It’s a way to celebrate self-expression and individuality, which is extremely empowering. This is why I am proud to partner with Tommy Hilfiger.” Tap the link in bio for the full scoop. #TommyXZendaya #wwdfashion
Fashion is facing a blistering pace of technology, a complex economic backdrop, and shifting social mores, priorities, and lifestyles. WWD's annual CEO summit on Oct. 30 and 31, will be the meeting place for some of the sharpest minds in the business who will address how these forces affect a consumer. Speakers this year include Antoine Arnault, Virgil Abloh, Gabriela Hearst, and Olivier Rousteing. Tap the link in our bio to find out more. #wwdceosummit