“It is this seamless blend of heritage and modernity that captures the spirit of Muscat Fashion Week,” read a statement from the event’s official website.
The three-day fashion event will highlight 12 designers from Oman, Tunisia, UAE, Morocco, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
“We want to portray what the Arab designers come up with, whether it’s western or Arabian. It just shows the diversity,” said Malik al-Hinai, the MFW’s organizer, as quoted by the Times of Oman.
Attending the anticipated event are 11 Arab designers, two of which are Oman’s top designers Nawal al-Hooti and Dibaj, and one Indian designer.
“The groups that we’ve brought in match each other and complement each other,” Hinai told the Times of Oman.
Hinai emphasized in the report that the MFW 2013 “will show the world that Arabian fashion isn’t just about black abayas, but modern fashion with traditional twists.”
International media like Fashion.TV and Vogue.com, as well as British fashion journalist Hilay Alexander, will also be attending the fashion event, and this, according to Hinai, is proof that MFW prides itself with international standards.
Other designers set to showcase their designs are Toujouri of Qatar, Zhor Rais of Morocco, Razan Alazzouni of Saudi Arabia, and Kanzi of UAE.
According to a statement released on MFW website, the MFW emphasizes on “traditional, regional artistry and craftsmanship that encapsulates uniquely Arabic ethos, merged with a contemporary aesthetic that ensues accessibility to a contemporary, international audience.”