The Fashion Commission’s annual event, Fashion Futures, is returning to Riyadh and will take place at the City Hub in Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City from 7-19 November.
The event aims to unite those across the global fashion community with a focus on Saudi fashion. Bringing together an impressive lineup of coveted speakers, industry influencers, retail activations and pop-up events around Riyadh, Fashion Futures will focus on learning, discussion and global exchange, with speakers and partners.
Four main themes are set to guide the event’s content: sustainability, entrepreneurship, diversity and culture, and innovation.
As part of the itinerary, notable personalities from the fashion world will conduct masterclasses, panel discussions, networking and Q&A sessions. Local Saudi brands will exhibit and sell products, joined by ongoing entertainment including a closing street party.
“Fashion Futures is an opportunity for Saudi to bring the global fashion community together to drive forward sustainability, entrepreneurship, diversity and culture, and innovation. We have placed innovation at the heart of the conference this year, with textile innovation a key theme. Creating future opportunities for all, industry experts will share their expertise and sustainability-driven solutions,” said CEO of the Fashion Commission, Burak Çakmak.
The Future Fabrics Expo Riyadh Edition, the largest dedicated sustainable sourcing showcase in the world, will show a curated edition to Saudi Arabia designers at Fashion Futures in Riyadh for its first exhibition in the region, showcasing thousands of sustainably and responsibly produced, commercially-available textiles.
Board Member of the Fashion Commission, Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, said, “The Fashion Futures Conference shows the incredible talent and thriving fashion scene in the Kingdom. It is a testament to our Saudi talent, creativity, and collaboration. Conferences such as these are so essential because they provide the opportunity for our talent to receive well-deserved international recognition.”
The commission is promoting Saudi fashion designers as part of Saudi Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s cultural, economic and technological transformation.