Arabic Fashion Awards
Submission to Arabic Fashion Awards are now CLOSED
ABOUT THE AWARD
Welcome to the Arabic Fashion Awards 2017, is one of the most important attractions at BRIDE Abu Dhabi eliciting huge support from the region’s fashion industry.
It gives us great pleasure to be able to offer all students (high school & undergraduates) the opportunity to break through the boundaries of creativity and become fashion leaders of the future. The design creativity will be based on the glamorous world of Arabic Fashion. Each young designer (individual or group) is required to create one outfit that will showcase their individual talents. This award enables each young designer (individual or group) to express his or her own creativity, imagination and promote their identity, authenticity and culture affiliation. This enables talent from within the GCC region to interact with domestic and national fashion delegates; for the purpose of these awards, this includes; Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
A high profile panel of esteemed judges have the privilege of choosing the most promising talent from among the participants. The young designer (individual or group) will get an opportunity to describe the design in front of the judging panel and mass media. Winners will be announced on the last day of the event, i.e. 28th January 2017 at ADNEC.
Arabic Fashion (Abayas & Sheilas, Jalabiyas and Kaftans) by incorporating one of the symbols of the UAE:
The UAE flag is the most common symbol of the seven emirates. But like any flag around the world, the colours aren’t just chosen at random; each represents a different aspect of the country. The colours green, white, red, and black are the Pan-Arab colours and represent unity between Arabs. Individually, white represents peace and purity, green represents prosperity and success, and red represents sacrifice and power, while black represents dignity and authority.
Dallah Coffee Pot
The familiar Arabic coffee pot – Dallah – is a strong symbol of hospitality. Arabs are very proud hosts and it is customary to entertain guests with, among other gestures, coffee. The Dallah is seen all over the UAE, from on roundabouts to the back of the 1 Dirham coin. It’s a constant reminder that all are welcome.
Falconry is one of the most popular pastimes in the UAE. The falcon has played a huge part in Arabic history and it’s important to recognise this national bird. It symbolizes strength, courage, pride, grace, and force.
The Arabian oryx is a great source of national pride for the people of the UAE. In a bygone TIME, it was admired for its general whiteness and cleanliness. Its bold white colour is a symbol of strength, pride, and dignity.
Palm trees are a symbol of food and water, and today they act as a reminder that before the Burj Khalifa and Emirates Palace, food and water wasn’t always so easy to come by in the desert. INDEED, the tall standing trees symbolize sustenance and fertility. And what better tribute to this symbol than the Palm Jumeirah?
The famous Dhow boat is a symbol of the UAE’s history. Before oil was discovered, the UAE’s main business was fishing and pearl diving. Dhows, then, represent early trade and water industry.
Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, Qasr Al-Hosn and Seikh Zayed Masjid
Individual or group of students (high schools & undergraduates from within the GCC region to interact with domestic and national fashion delegates; for the purpose of these awards, this includes; Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
- Give a short description about yourself in 300 words, along with your picture (soft copy) which will be displayed on site if you are a finalist
- Give a short description about your design in 300 words, along with 2 coloured sketches which will be displayed on site if you are a finalist
- Each designer is required to create one outfit to showcase their individual talent
- Participants should be from within the GCC region to interact with domestic and national fashion delegates; for these awards, this includes; Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
- Submission deadline before 5:30 PM, Tuesday, 13th December 2016
Each year a high profile panel of Judges have the privilege of choosing the most promising talent from among the several participants. The shortlisted participant's will get an opportunity to display their work on mannequins provided by BRIDE Abu Dhabi at the gallery area during the 4 days of the event. The selected participants receive an opportunity to discuss their piece of work in front of our esteemed judging panel and media.
YOUR OUTFIT MUST FULFIL THE BELOW JUDGING CRITERIA:
- The Interpretation of the Theme
- Visual Impact
- Originality and Creativity – innovative use of materials and originality of design used
- Design, Styling and Quality of Collection
- The JUDGES CHOICE WINNER will receive a 9 sq. m. stand and the PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER will receive 6 sq. m. stand in BRIDE Abu Dhabi 2018
- A chance to display your design at our Arabic Fashion Awards gallery
- An exclusive opportunity to access a national audience of buyers and media attending BRIDE Abu Dhabi
- An opportunity to enjoy substantial marketing and PR publicity
Mona Mohammad Moheb
American University in the Emirates
Campustar Fashion Design Institute in Dubai
Campustar Fashion School
Palki Katiyal & Jingle Fredo
Marwa Ahmed Basyouni Elazab
Dubai Art Centre
Hatoon Amer Ghazzawi
Royal University for Women
University Of Sharjah
- The deadline for sending in entries is 5:30 pm, Tuesday, 13th December 2016
- This competition is open to individuals within the GCC region, this includes; Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
- A high profile panel of judges have the privilege of choosing top 10 designers to showcase at the event. The judge's decision will be final and no correspondence may be entered into
- Participants will design and construct one outfit that will showcase their individual talent
- Participants should ensure that there is innovation in the design, workmanship and creativity
- The design must be your own! This is your chance to be creative and show off your talents, embrace it!
- Make sure your garment respects your model's decency
- Any courier costs and freight charges incurred are the responsibility of the individual
- All travel expenses shall be borne by the participant
Congratulations to all the 2017 Arabic Fashion Award Winners!
Judge’s Choice 1st Runner-up
Capital Education Institution, Dubai
Judge’s Choice Winner
Campustar Fashion Design Institute in Dubai
People’s Choice Winner
Hatoon Amer Ghazzawi
Royal University for Women, Bahrain